What Causes Blurry Vision After LASIK Surgery?

LASIK is an effective treatment that has provided wonderful outcomes for millions of Americans over the past two decades or so. As a refractive surgery, LASIK corrects the refractive errors that cause nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and age-related vision loss (presbyopia).

LASIK has also helped innumerable individuals ditch the glasses or lenses to enjoy beautifully clear, unaided vision. In addition, this outpatient procedure is virtually painless, thanks to improved techniques and state-of-the-art technology. At Mattioli Vision Professionals, we strive to help you achieve your best possible results.

So, contact us today to schedule a consultation with board-certified ophthalmologist Dr. Fred Mattioli. We also invite residents of Woodlands, Sugar Land, River Oaks, and West University to pay us a visit in Houston, TX.

What causes blurry vision after LASIK vision correction surgery?

Even though LASIK surgery is ultra-precise, the eyes are very delicate and sensitive visual organs. And when creating the corneal flap that allows access to the deeper tissues, a certain amount of damage has to be incurred.

This may disrupt the nerves that supply the cornea or other tiny intricate structures. Even though the recuperation period for LASIK is shorter than ever, thanks to improved surgical techniques, the eyes still require a bit of time to fully heal and stabilize.

And as one’s vision stabilizes and adjusts to the reshaped cornea, you may experience episodes of less-than-stellar sight. Blurriness may also be influenced by eye dryness that’s likelier to occur after a surgical procedure. Exactly how long this will take is impossible to tell. It depends on multiple factors, including the specifics of the procedure, your medical history, and your lifestyle factors, among other aspects.

LASIK is a safe and effective procedure that has helped more than 20 million Americans

Most patients report improved vision and reduced side effects within 24 hours. Though blurriness, glare, and other visual fluctuations could last longer. And the eyes may not completely convalesce and stabilize until potentially a few months after your procedure. This is an inevitability of an advanced method. After all, the lasers used in LASIK surgery literally change the shape of the eyeball.

This is done with a laser (alternatively, a microkeratome may be used) to first create a flap on the outer portion of the eye, allowing access to the deeper ocular structures. Then, computer-guided laser pulses deliver tiny amounts of energy to the corneal tissue, gradually reshaping it with each pulse. This ultra-precise mode of action gives the best results and causes the least damage. As a result, LASIK does not require any stitches or sutures.

Dreaming of clearer, more vibrant vision? Get in touch today

The globally beloved procedure known as LASIK has been used for over 20 years to efficiently correct the refractive errors that plague hundreds of millions of people worldwide. It’s safe and quick, taking only about 15 minutes.

Patient outcomes are outstanding, and the resultant clearer vision can make work and other tasks a breeze. If you suffer from refractive errors, LASIK could provide a life-changing procedure.

So, if you’d like extra information and more particular details or timelines, reach out and schedule an appointment with Dr. Fred Mattioli. We also warmly welcome those in the communities of Woodlands, Sugar Land, River Oaks, and West University to come see us at Mattioli Vision Professionals in Houston, TX.