Lasik Eye Surgery Affected by Climate

The hotter and more humid it is when patients get laser surgery to correct poor vision, the more likely they are to need fine-tuning. According to researchers, September was the worst month to get the laser surgery, with 50 percent of eyes needing a follow-up procedure compared to none in drier winter months. The extra moisture in the air may reduce the laser energy absorbed by the cornea. Along with its vulnerability to climate, there are a number of other reasons why I believe that it is wise to hold off on this procedure until the technology is more mature. These include:

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