13% of post-LASIK eyes have posterior vitreous detachment (floaters)!

...And 25% of high myopes have posterior vitreous detachment after LASIK!


2005 Apr;112(4):645-9.

Effect of microkeratome suction during LASIK on ocular structures.

Mirshahi A, Kohnen T.

Department of Ophthalmology, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Excerpt: Luna et al. reported the development of PVD after LASIK with an incidence of 2% in a group of 50 patients with low myopia (1.25 to 3.5 D) and 24% in a group of 50 patients with high myopia (6 to 10 D). Considering the data from the 100 eyes, this corresponds to 13%; thus, there is not a great deal of difference between our results and the data in the literature.