LASIK surgery is a popular and successful way to improve vision, but there is a small risk of under- or over-correction. Undercorrection occurs when the laser removes too little tissue from the eye, leaving the patient with vision that is still blurry. Overcorrection happens when the refractive error changes more than expected. In either case, an enhancement procedure can be done to correct the vision.
It is essential to have a comprehensive preoperative exam and to monitor refraction at every postoperative visit to reduce the risk of under- or over-correction. Dry eye is another common complication of LASIK surgery, and it can cause considerable discomfort for up to six months after the procedure. If you experience any vision problems after LASIK surgery, you may be eligible for an enhancement procedure to further improve your vision.