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Many people report a feeling of unsteady gait immediately after Lasik. This is a common effect of Lasik eye surgery because the blurriness some people experience can disrupt the visual field making it hard to feel steady. Is this feeling vertigo? Our experts explain the answer below.

Lasik eye surgery does not affect the inner ear

Lasik surgery only affects the cornea, so this means that the organs that control the balance center in the body are not bothered by the treatment. The lasers used to correct vision only reshape the tissue under the top layer of the cornea. People who feel like they have problems with vertigo after their Lasik surgery may have an underlying issue that needs the attention of a different medical professional.

Common experiences immediately after Lasik surgery

Because an infection, obstruction or physical abnormality can cause vertigo, Lasik eye surgery is not the culprit for those that feel dizzy after Lasik. Most often any real vertigo is a coincidence because someone happened to catch a cold or has an ear infection around the time of his or her procedure. If something gets into the ear, it can cause a problem with dizziness. Sometimes, new medications and prescription changes will make a person dizzy causing them to be off-balance. The side effects below are the most common to experience after Lasik eye surgery.

  • Blurry vision
  • Stinging or burning eyes
  • Itchy eyes
  • Rarely, minor headaches
  • Watery eyes
  • Slight eye discomfort
  • Hazy or double vision
  • Short-Term problems with night vision and glare around lights
  • Foreign body sensation in the eye

Manhattan Lasik Center is your local leader for outstanding Lasik surgery options. We provide the answers you need to understand the procedure and how your body reacts afterward. For more information about how we can help you get the vision you want, give our office a call today at 212-759-9617. Get a clearer vision for a more fulfilling life.