20 years of LASIK surgeries

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In Europe, 3.5 million LASIK surgeries are performed each year for getting rid of glasses. An international survey of 1000 participants by Opinion Health showed that 98% of patients who have undergone LASIK surgery would recommend this laser procedure to others without hesitation. Sixty-nine percent of those who had not undergone the procedure thought that it was a safe procedure. One third of the remaining 31% would need more information to decide, one-quarter had an issue with the cost of the eye surgery and one fifth was afraid of the procedure's complications. The president of the European Association of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Jose Guell concluded: “Although LASIK is a life-changing procedure, people still do not understand how safe and effective this procedure currently is if performed by an experienced eye surgeon.”