• Did LASIK surgery make my low light vision worse?


    Question:

    I had LASIK surgery about 10 to 15 years ago and have begun to develop difficulty seeing in low light environments. Is this problem related to the surgery?


    Answer:

    Low light vision changes usually are an outcome of aging, and prior LASIK is typically not the cause. Once we are over 50, we start developing pre-cataract changes in the lens of our eyes. This will make low light situations more difficult. Also, if you have had some return of nearsightedness, this too can lead to more difficulty with low light situations. A check-up with your ophthalmologist should help clarify the issue.


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