The success rate of LASIK laser eye surgery is influenced by various factors and it varies from one geographical area to another one. In fact the success rate also varies from one medical centre to another medical centre, in the same geographical area.
Approval and Success
LASIK laser eye surgery has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, in the US, in the year 1999. There were 1.4 million LASIK surgeries performed in the year 2000 and each year 700,000 surgeries are performed. LASIK stands today as one of the most familiar, popular elective surgeries in various countries in the world and the rate of satisfaction is high remarkably.
Success Rate of Vision
LASIK has grabbed exceptionally high success rate, especially, when the patient goes for an elective surgery. Here, success is defined as a combination of patient satisfaction and quality of vision. According to the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, LASIK gains more than 96% of success rate and satisfaction by the patients.
According to the medical eye surgery experts, about 96% to 98% of LASIK patients end up with the vision of 20/20 and 40 to 50% of the patients achieved better than 20/20 vision.
Compliments For Success
Many experts consider LASIK surgery as the best solution to correct refractive errors. Some of the experts consider this surgery as the ‘second-best 24 hour medical miracle’.
Factors Of Higher Success Rates
The rate of success is directly proportional and well influenced by various factors, both internal and external. Each and every factor can make or break the success of the LASIK surgery. So, every factor is equally important and equally useful.
- Prescription of refractive error of the patient is an internal and most important factor of all. The kind of prescription and intensity of the vision problem is the key to choose the appropriate procedure, with which only the vision problem can be resolved.
- Another internal factor is the condition of the eye and general health of the patient. It is another key factor that determines, in fact the limits the choices from the available procedure.
- One important external factor is the LASIK medical centre, which offers you expertise of the better or best eye surgeon, while enabling the standard protocols during the procedure.
- Another significant external factor is the technology with which the LASIK surgery procedure is performed. The more the advanced technology, the more the success rate.
So, most of the factors are in the hands of the patients. Though internal factors, like the eye refractive error and eye health are not in the hands of the patients, going to a standard and accountable medical LASIK centre can increase the success rate of the LASIK eye surgery.