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    Staying calm while navigating through LASIK complications

     

    With that in mind she has made a change in her practice. Now, when operating on patients with risk factors for suction loss, she includes conversion to advanced surface ablation in the preoperative consent.

    “Intraoperatively, when the patient has had diazepam, I cannot consent them,” she said. “One-third of my laser vision correction patients have PRK, and I tell patients that it is a great procedure.

    “Comparing it to LASIK, I say they need not worry that they will have a worse outcome,” Dr. Sood concluded. “It just may take them a little longer to get their good vision.”

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