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The Consequences of LASIK Surgery

LASIK eye surgery may seem like a great way to get rid of your annoying glasses and generally improve your daily vision. However, many who have had a LASIK procedure done do not know that if they are suffering from what appears to be Chronic Dry Eye, they actually may be dealing with a more serious condition called Corneal Neuralgia. Studies have found that as many as 40% of all patients who undergo LASIK surgery will experience temporary Chronic Dry Eye. However, new reports indicate that in some cases, the dry and sharp eye pains that patients deal with could end up leading to a diagnosis of Corneal Neuralgia.

What Is Corneal Neuralgia?

According to Dr. Pedram Hamrah of Tufts Medical Center in Boston, who treats ophthalmology patients from all over the world, individuals who have undergone LASIK often appear to have nerve endings in the eye that look amputated, like a “a tangled ball of yarn.” Dr. Hamrah and his team use high-powered in vivo confocal microscopes to capture high resolution images of patients’ corneas in order to diagnose conditions with an elevated level of accuracy. Dr. Hamrah’s analysis of many LASIK patients’ corneas have led him to conclude that the procedure may have resulted with their abnormal, hypersensitive nerve endings, also known as Corneal Neuralgia. Ongoing Corneal Neuralgia can result in pain, dryness, as well as a sensitivity to light.

What to Do If You or Someone You Know Is Suffering from Complications Related to LASIK

If you or someone you know has had LASIK surgery and now suffers from Chronic Dry Eye, it is imperative that you contact a medical professional to discover whether you are actually suffering from Corneal Neuralgia. We know that the costs of this diagnosis and ongoing medical care may seem daunting, but it is important to remember that your eyes deserve protection. Do not let LASIK surgery providers take advantage of you. Learn about your legal options from our Birmingham medical malpractice attorneys at Burke Harvey, LLC. Since 2007, our skilled lawyers have been helping clients seek justice from the medical establishment and other negligent parties.

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