Know the Risks and Procedure Limitations - KFDA - NewsChannel 10 / Amarillo News, Weather, Sports

Know the Risks and Procedure Limitations

Overtreatment or undertreatment - are you willing and able to have more than one surgery to get the desired result?

May still need reading glasses - do you have presbyopia?

Results may not be lasting - do you think this is the last correction you will ever need? Do you realize that long-term results are not known?

May permanently lose vision - do you know some patients may lose some vision or experience blindness?

Development of visual symptoms - do you know about glare, halos, starbursts, etc. and that night driving might be difficult?

Contrast sensitivity - do you know your vision could be significantly reduced in dim light conditions?

Bilateral treatment - do you know the additional risks of having both eyes treated at the same time?

Patient information - have you read the patient information booklet about the laser being used for your procedure?

Copyright U.S. Food and Drug Administration

  • Health WatchMore>>

  • Study: Diabetic heart attacks and strokes falling

    Study: Diabetic heart attacks and strokes falling

    In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting.
    In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting.
  • Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

    Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:01 AM EDT2014-04-18 05:01:04 GMT
    Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges, President Barack Obama said Thursday, besting expectations and offering new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of...
    Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Barack Obama said Thursday. The enrollments exceeded expectations and...
  • Dangers to Napping

    Dangers to Napping

    Amarillo,TX - Many people enjoy an afternoon catnap, but researchers say that could be hazardous to their health.  
    Amarillo,TX - Many people enjoy an afternoon catnap, but researchers say that could be hazardous to their health.