Every patient’s eyes heal differently after LASIK eye surgery. In some rare cases, you may be left with a small degree of refractive error after you have completely recovered from LASIK. This is called undercorrection or overcorrection.
Our advanced Custom Wavefront technology at The Khanna Institute is designed to significantly enhance the precision of your LASIK procedure, reducing the risk of complications like under/overcorrection. This usually occurs in patients who have very high prescriptions, or who are slow healers.
Undercorrection and overcorrection may be so slight that the effects are not noticeable. For example, if your prescription before LASIK was -1.00 diopters, a 10% undercorrection after LASIK would leave you with a -0.10 diopter prescription, which would have little to no affect on your vision. However, if you start out with a higher prescription before LASIK, this could leave you with a degree of noticeable refractive error after LASIK that impacts the quality of your vision.
If under/overcorrection occurs after LASIK, it can be treated with a LASIK enhancement (follow-up) procedure. Our experienced Beverly Hills LASIK surgeon Dr. Rajesh Khanna covers LASIK revision surgery for up to one year after your original procedure. Dr. Khanna will perform a complete pre-surgical evaluation to determine how your prescription and medical history may affect the outcome of LASIK.
If you have further questions about LASIK, please contact The Khanna Institute today or call (877) 254-2662 to schedule a free screening with our experienced Beverly Hills LASIK surgeon. We serve patients in Beverly Hills, Westlake Village, and surrounding areas of Los Angeles, California.