Clin Experiment Ophthalmol. 2005 Apr;33(2):115-6.

Mantry S, Shah S.


"Problems identified following excimer laser surgery include: increased risk of dry eye, corneal availability for eye banking, effect on intraocular pressure (IOP) measurements, effect on intraocular lens calculations and iatrogenic keratectasia. As the population of patients who have undergone refractive surgery increases, increasing numbers will need cataract surgery and the alteration in corneal power makes biometry unpredictable. Further work is required to accurately calculate appropriate lens power following photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) and LASIK."

"Indeed the long-term problems created by laser refractive surgery are not yet a major issue, but soon will be."