Safety Information


There are risks involved with laser vision correction just as there are with any surgical procedure. Some risks are loss of vision, dryness to the eyes, and visual side effects such as hazy vision, glare, halos, and other night vision disturbances. An in-depth review of the various risks associated with refractive surgery is included in the Mass. Eye and Ear surgical consent forms. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of several excimer lasers, including those used at Mass. Eye and Ear, for the treatment of myopia, myopia with astigmatism, hyperopia, and hyperopia with astigmatism.

Physician Experience/Training

The surgeons at Mass. Eye and Ear have been performing refractive surgery for many years and have performed thousands of procedures during this time. In addition to performing a large number of surgeries, many Mass. Eye and Ear surgeons are involved in cutting-edge research in the laser surgery field.