Help Reduce Halos After Lasik?

Are there scenarios where glare halos are more common for Lasik patients? Are they more common at night or daytime? What can be done to correct or reduce the them?

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Halos after LASIK

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Halos around lights are most common at night.  Our patients with dryness may notice halos, but they are ususally eliminated by the use of tears.  Halos were much more common with early laser technology and is one of the important reasons to refrain from the temptation of cheap laser surgery.  In many cases, cheap surgery uses old laser technology.  The Custom WaveFront laser by Visx tends to decrease the amount of halos and glare that individuals have at night.  In an FDA study, 85% of patients reported less glare at night.  The misconception that individuals with big pupils are at greater risk for glare and halos is not true with modern technology.

Chicago Ophthalmologist

Halos after LASIK are rare in day time

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Halos are rare in day time.  Occasionally enhancements or eye drops can improve symptoms should they persist.

Christopher Coad, MD
New York Ophthalmologist

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