Laser Vision Correction After Surgery Photos

This persons eye underwent laser vision correction to correct near-sightedness 3 months prior to this photograph. There are no obvious changes in the appearance of the eye despite the fact that the central cornea has been re-shaped.


This photograph was taken 3 months after laser vision correction to correct near- sightedness. If you look carefully, there is a small amount of corneal haze (subtle gray-white opacity) that is present near the center of vision. This patient has 20/20 vision without glasses following laser vision correction.

The following 3 photographs are presented to demonstrate different degrees of corneal haze that eyes can develop when healing after laser vision correction. Corneal haze develops at the location where the cornea was re-shaped. The incidence of corneal haze is much more common after PRK than after LASIK. Eyedrops were used to dilate the pupil in these photos. This photographic technique provides a greater contrast and makes the haze easier to see.

This eye has trace corneal haze. It is barely visible in this picture. Most people who develop any haze have this degree.


This person has mild corneal haze. The haze is visible in the center of the cornea as a gray-white circular opacity.


This eye has moderate corneal haze. This degree of haze is easier to see than in the prior photos. The location of the opacity coincides with the area of cornea treated with the excimer laser.


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