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Although most people have no problems with LASIK surgery, complications are possible and can range from minor problems, such as mild inflammation or dry eyes, to more serious issues, such as severe infection, detachment of the retina, and a hole in the cornea. As part of making an informed treatment decision, discuss these possible complications of LASIK surgery with your eyecare provider.
(Click LASIK Complications for more detailed lists of the problems that could occur and a link to a video demonstrating the procedure.)
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