Which is safer — LASIK surgery or Contact Lenses

When it comes to corneal refractive surgery (i.e. LASIK) – my patients often report that they are going to wait until the procedure’s safety profile improves.

I can understand this objection. I’m rather conservative myself when it comes to my own health.

For a long time now, may surgery centers have been making the claim that there are more cases of blindness every year from contact complications than from LASIK complications. I thought that the attached article was interesting.

-Derek Hamilton

http://www.webmd.com/eye-health/news/20061010/lasik-surgery-safer-than-contacts