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Even though LASIK is relatively new in the grand scheme of medical care, experts feel that it's been around long enough (several decades at this point!) to assure the longevity of the results of LASIK eye surgery. Most patients, even the earliest of patients when LASIK was a state of the art technology, are still raving about the results of their surgeries all these years later!
Given the inherent nature of the procedure, where the imperfections of the cornea are topographically corrected with precise laser manipulation, there is little chance for the cornea to re-develop the same topographical imperfections. As such, most patients who get LASIK are enjoying the life-changing results of better, clearer vision years and years later.
While LASIK is considered very reliable, it is relatively new in the timeline of surgical procedures. Additionally, the technology of the procedure, including both instrumentation and practice continues to change, develop, and grow. If you are concerned about the longevity of the results of your procedure, address these concerns with your LASIK eye surgeon during your consultation or pre-operative visit. He or she will be able to tell you the latest statistics regarding duration of the vision changes with the particular technology he or she will be using during your procedure.