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How Successful Is the LASIK Procedure?

For patients in Chicago, laser eye surgery can be an effective and safe way to completely eliminate their need for eye glasses and contact lenses. While there is no guarantee of a successful outcome when undergoing any procedure, including LASIK, millions of patients have experienced successful outcomes after undergoing LASIK surgery. Patients who are suffering from the refractive errors myopia, hyperopia, or astigmatism and no longer desire to be inconvenienced by glasses or contact lenses may benefit from LASIK.

Since it was approved by the FDA, millions of patients have undergone LASIK in the United States. Among the millions of patients who underwent LASIK surgery, more than 95 percent reported satisfaction with their outcomes after their vision had stabilized. Indeed, the vast majority of patients that have undergone LASIK surgery have been happy with the results of the procedure.

Achieving Exceptional Results

The skill and experience of the surgeon performing LASIK is vital to a successful outcome. At Chicago Cornea Consultants™, Ltd., the surgeons have performed over 20,000 corneal refractive surgeries. To ensure the safety and accuracy of the procedures performed at Chicago Cornea Consultants™, Ltd., the facility utilizes the most up-to-date, state-of-the-art technology available.

An unwavering dedication to patient safety is one of the ways the surgeons at Chicago Cornea Consultants™, Ltd., achieve high LASIK success rates. While LASIK has only become safer and more effective throughout the years, the best way to ensure a successful outcome remains unchanged. Carefully screening patients to ensure that they are a suitable candidate for LASIK surgery is vital to the success of the procedure. While LASIK can now be customized and tailored to precisely and accurately correct a wide range of visual errors, not all patients will qualify for the procedure.

Determining that a patient is not only a suitable, but ideal candidate for LASIK surgery is key to ensuring a successful outcome. At Chicago Cornea Consultants™, Ltd., in Chicago, LASIK candidates must meet certain criteria in order to qualify for surgery. Ideally, candidates for LASIK surgery are over the age of 18, do not suffer from an autoimmune disorder, have a stable eye prescription for at least a year, have not had an eye infection within the last year, do not have any corneal scarring, are not pregnant or nursing, have corneal tissue that is not too thick or too thin, and do not suffer from dry eye syndrome.

When visiting Chicago Cornea Consultants™, Ltd., the surgeons will discuss LASIK success rates in detail, including success rates specific to Chicago Cornea Consultants™, Ltd. By tailoring treatment to each individual patient’s unique needs and goals in the safest and most technologically advanced way possible, the surgeons are able to achieve high success rates.

Most patients who choose to undergo LASIK will experience a significant improvement in their vision and reduce their dependency on glasses and contact lenses, with many bidding farewell to these visual aids altogether. Most patients can expect to achieve 20/20 vision or better after undergoing the LASIK procedure. Of those patients who do not achieve 20/20 vision or better, most achieve at least 20/40 vision. At 20/40 vision, patients are able to perform daily tasks without visual aids, including driving. A patient that is deemed an “ideal LASIK candidate” has a very high chance of achieving exceptional results.

Learn More about LASIK Success Rates

Patients who would like to learn more about LASIK success rates can contact Chicago Cornea Consultants™, Ltd., today.

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