Is laser eye surgery high risk?

It is a surgical procedure, but it’s very high tech. We’ve got lots of very modern lasers which have been developed over the last 20 – 25 years, which will give extremely good visual outcomes.

You compare it to, for example, the risk of wearing a contact lenses, where lots of people get infections with contact lenses, and some of them visually very devastating. The risks with laser surgery are far less.

More about Paul Rosen

Paul Rosen is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at The Grange Eye Consultants. His special expertise is in laser eye surgery, cataract surgery, and the treatment of Age-related Macular Degeneration, glaucoma, and retinal diseases. He has over 20 years experience in treating people with eye problems. Paul is invited to lecture on cataract and refractive surgery both nationally and internationally. He leads clinical trials investigating novel eye treatments. Paul has served as the President of the UK and Ireland Society of Refractive Surgeons and is currently the President of the European Society of Corneal and Refractive Surgery. More recently I’d been appointed as a member of the NICE Cataract Guidelines Committee and also on the Refractive Surgery Subcommittee of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.