Blurry Results for Some Lasik Patients
Roseanne Colletti ,
NBC NY |
Lasik is the most widely used form of laser vision correction surgery, but there's a few patients who find themselves dissastisfied -- and even worse off -- after the procedure.
Frank Scalise, a freelance writer, fell into that dissatisfied 5-percent. He sid he first looked to Lasik as a source of visual freedom. "The first thing I had to do every morning was reach for my glasses or put in lenses," he said.
In the Lasik procedure, the doctor makes a flap in the cornea, then they apply laser energy deep within to reshape it. This adjustment is supposed to correct the vision.
More than a million Americans a year have the procedure. According to current medical literature 95-percent of patients are satisfied.