Intralase and Photophobia

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Does Intralase Cause Photophobia as a Complication?

Intralase and Photophobia

Published reports mention one specific complication, unusual light sensitivity (such as photophobia) after surgery. It is reported that as few as one percent and up to 20 percent of patients who have blade free LASIK, have this complication. The 20 percent was reported by one surgeon who later has his Intralase laser replaced as the company felt his numbers were so high when compared with other surgeons performing Intralase.

Fortunately, the photophobia that may be a result of Intralase usually diminishes within six months following the Intralase procedure.

If you are having any visual disturbances as a result of Intralase, please contact your eye surgeon.



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