Is Eye Surgery Safe?

Eye Exam Equipment

Your eyes and your vision are invaluable.

Eye surgery is safe. Every aspect of it: diagnostic testing, laser manipulation, cornea access techniques, and lens access techniques.

In fact, eye surgery is often safer than typical contact lens use. Every year, 15% of contact lens wearers experience some kind of eye infection. By contrast, only 0.01% of eye surgeries ever experience any type of complication whatsoever. Read more about LASIK vs contact lenses and the risk of infection due to contact lenses on our blog.

Schedule a consultation today to see if LASIK, KAMRA Inlay, or another procedure could be a solution to help you achieve a better vision.

Statistics on the Risk of Infection Caused by Contact Lenses

  • Sight threatening infections from contact lens use occur in 1 in 2,000 contact lens wearers.
  • People who wear daily contact lenses run the risk of 1 in 100 of developing a bacterial keretitis, an infection that can lead to a loss of vision.
  • Patients who abuse contacts by wearing them overnight or improperly caring for their lenses have almost 10 times greater risk of infection and loss of vision.
  • Only one in 10,000 patients risk significant vision loss due to complications from LASIK and other laser vision correction surgeries.

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Our locations

1209 York Road,
Lutherville, MD, 21093
410-821-9490
Hours
Mon-Thurs: 8am-6:30pm
Fri: 8am-4pm
Sat: 9am-1:30pm

301 St Paul Pl
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-727-8380
Hours
Mon-Fri: 8am-4pm

Ridge Road Professional Center
7106 Ridge Road
Rosedale, MD 21237
(410) 866-2022
Hours
Mon-Thur: 8am-5pm
Fri: 8am-4pm
Sat: 9am-2pm
Closed the fifth Saturday of the month

3401 Box Hill Corporate Center Drive
Suite 202
Abingdon, MD 21009
410-569-0707
Hours
Mon: 8am-4pm
Tue-Wed: 8am-6:30pm
Thu: 8am-5:30pm
Fri: 8am-4pm
Sat: 9am-1:30pm (2nd & 4th Saturdays)

111 Mt Carmel Rd #600
Parkton, MD 21120
410-329-6700
Hours
Hours
Mon: 9am-6pm
Tues-Thurs: 9am-5pm
Fri: 9am-4:30pm
Sat: 8am-1pm (Open 2 Saturdays a month.)

301 Main Street
Reisterstown, MD 21136
410-833-5515
Hours
Mon: 8am-5pm
Tues: 8am-6:30pm
Wed-Thurs: 8am-5pm
Fri: 8am-4pm
Sat: 8am-1pm (Every other week)

21 Crossroads Drive
Owings Mills, MD 21117
443-738-4270
Hours
Tues & Thur: 8am-5pm

901 Dulaney Valley Road
Suite 200
Towson, MD 21204
410-583-1000
Hours
Mon-Fri: 8am-4pm