There is a strong myth that the flap created during LASIK never gets healed. Is it true?
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Not a myth
LASIK is one of the most common procedures done and most people live their lives without any trouble. It is true that the flap area, even after a normal healing period, remains potentially weaker. I have seen dislocated flaps after high velocity traumas i.e. Waterskiing, snowboarding, etc. I would not worry about infection but definitely take precautions like safety eyewear during riskier activities.