What is the White Spot on my Eye?

Rarely, after lasik, a white spot on the eye forms, causing light sensitivity and discomfort. This represents inflammation which is associated with gram-positive bacteria, most likely Staphylococcus. It resolves within 1 week, with steroid and antibiotic eye drops, with minimal impact on vision.

A lasik complication

Epithelial ingrowth is an uncommon complication of lasik.   The incidence of visually significant epithelial ingrowth is about 1% in primary cases and 2% on enhancement cases in microkeratome-assisted flap creation.1,2 The incidence may be less with femtosecond-assisted flap creation.3,4 For mild and non-progressive epithelial ingrowth (Grade 1), no treatment is required. If vision is affectedContinue reading “A lasik complication”