Dr. Schwartz explains how often LASIK corrective eye surgery is successful.
The best answer is usually. When you ask, will you be able to see without your glasses after the LASIK procedure, usually you will – not 100%. Anybody who is guaranteeing you 100% for the result, that can’t be. You need to think hard before that.
The LASIK is wonderful, but in its best with the CustomVue™ and the iris registration you are talking, 97% in my practice don’t need touch ups. Well translating, you need three percent do. If you’re doing 200 procedures a month, well now you have six of them that need to come back and have it done every single month. That’s a real number; it does happen. So there are patients who need touch ups.
There are also some patients for whom a touch up isn’t safe and, you know, whenever I am able to tell patients ahead of time that I think they are only going to be able to have one procedure done, I try to do that before they have their original procedure so they know if they fall into that three percent that they may not be able to have a second one.
About Dr. Jay Schwartz, D.O.:
Dr. Jay L. Schwartz is arguably the most prolific refractive surgeon in the valley. Having performed over 28,000 LASIK surgeries and offering both IntraLASIK and Custom LASIK procedures, it is not hard to see why professional athletes have trusted the Schwartz Laser Eye Center since 2001. Dr. Jay L. Schwartz is the team ophthalmologist for the Phoenix Suns, Arizona Diamondbacks, world champion Phoenix Mercury and the team LASIK ophthalmologist for the Phoenix Coyotes. The Schwartz Laser Eye Center is also the official LASIK center of the Suns, Coyotes, and Diamondbacks making it easy to see why Schwartz Laser Eye Center is synonymous with professionalism. In fact, Schwartz Laser Center’s doctors spend every spring assisting numerous professional baseball teams preparing for the upcoming year.