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What are the potential side effects and complications of photorefractive keratectomy?
Common side effects in the days following photorefractive keratectomy include discomfort, dry eye, blurred vision, and glare or haloes around lights. These symptoms tend to resolve as the eye heals.
Long-term undercorrection or overcorrection can result from variable healing rates, inaccuracies in calculations, and unstable refractions such as those of young patients whose eyes are still changing.
Uncommon but potentially serious complications include infection, scarring, and permanent visual blur or distortion. These complications have become less common with improvements in preoperative screening, more sophisticated laser ablation profiles, and better medication regimens for optimized healing.