Results recently published by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) on a long- awaited comprehensive prospective, multi-center study on the safety and efﬁcacy of LASIK, overwhelmingly reaffirmed LASIK as effective visual solution in terms of both results, and patient satisfaction.
The study, spanning multiple years, surveyed patients regarding their visual symptoms and quality of life before and three months after LASIK surgery. The FDA report conﬁrms that over 95% of the survey respondents achieved 20/20 or better binocular vision.
The study also indicated that the prevalence of symptoms such as ghosting, glare, halos, and starburst did not increase postoperatively after LASIK. “In fact, patients with ghosting actually decreased from 33% before surgery to 6% after surgery,” said Dr. Simon.
This was the most comprehensive study of patient-reported outcomes after LASIK ever conducted. “We’re obviously extremely pleased with the favorable results reported by the FDA. This report will provide reassurance to potential LASIK patients who may be hesitant to have their vision corrected due to fear or concerns about safety or results” says Dr. Simon. “The data conﬁrm what patients and their refractive surgeons have known for many years: That LASIK is a safe and effective treatment for the correction of myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism.”
At the Simon 20/20 Vision Center, our goal is always to continually enhance our pre-operative diagnostics and surgical techniques to provide patients a higher quality of vision than ever before possible. According to Dr. Simon, “This report conﬁrms that efforts by esteemed surgeons in our industry, committed to results, are having an impact.”
If you’re interested in finding out if LASIK Custom Vision may be right for you, schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Simon today!