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5 Common Reasons for Blurry Vision after LASIK and How to Fix Them

5 Common Reasons for Blurry Vision after LASIK and How to Fix Them 

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Imagine this: You’ve just stepped out of the LASIK clinic, your heart brimming with the promise of crystal-clear vision. But as the world comes into focus, a haze descends, blurring the edges of your newfound clarity. It’s a common tale, and in this blog, we’ll unveil the five common reasons for blurry vision after LASIK and, most importantly, how to bring the world back into sharp relief.  

If you’re squinting at the screen, wondering why the world isn’t as sharp as you expected, stay tuned. We’re about to sharpen your view. 

Navigating the Haze: Common Reasons for Blurry Vision after LASIK 

LASIK stands as a secure, swift, and efficient vision correction method. Yet, it’s important to remember that it involves a healing period. You may have blurry vision in one eye after LASIK surgery or both eyes. 

How Long Will My Vision Be Blurry After LASIK? 

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After LASIK, your vision will generally be good from the get-go but may remain a bit blurry. It can take 6 weeks to 6 months for your vision to fully stabilize.   

Here are five common reasons why you might experience this: 

  1. Dry Eye Syndrome 

Dry Eye Syndrome after LASIK is a common side effect due to the disruption of the corneal nerve plexus by the laser. This intricate network of nerves is responsible for stimulating tear production, and when disturbed, it can lead to a temporary decrease in tear secretion. As a result, patients may experience a sensation of dryness in their eyes. 


  • Dry eyes may sting or burn.  
  • You might experience sensitivity to light and eye redness.  
  • A sensation of something in your eyes. 
  • Blurred vision. 


It can be due to various factors, including hormonal changes, autoimmune diseases or inflamed eyelid glands. 


Managing Dry Eye Syndrome often involves: 

  • Using artificial tears, eye drops,   
  • Taking breaks during tasks that require prolonged eye use. 
  1. Improper Healing Process: 

When the world after LASIK isn’t quite the high-definition experience you expected, it might be down to the twists and turns of the healing journey. Sometimes, the path to recovery takes unexpected detours, and your eyes might not mend as anticipated, leaving your vision a touch out of focus.  

Occasionally, this blurriness happens because your eyes don’t heal correctly after the surgery. Other times, uninvited guests, like infections -which are extremely rare- or inflammation, can disrupt the healing harmony.  

Rest assured; these are but temporary fog patches on your road to clear vision. And we can manage them by the post-op drops given at the end of surgery. 

  1. Progressive myopia 

Typically, the advancement of myopia halts in the early twenties. However, for some individuals, this progression may continue into their forties or fifties. Should you experience a progression of nearsightedness post-LASIK, it may manifest as a gradual blurring of vision. 


In such instances, an additional corrective procedure, known as an Enhancement, might be necessary to fine-tune any remaining myopia. 

  1. Central Serous Retinopathy (CRS) 

Also known as Central Serous Chorioretinopathy is a condition where fluid accumulates behind your retina, potentially causing it to detach and leading to vision problems. CSR typically affects middle-aged individuals, particularly men, and is occurs in about 6 to 10 people per 100,0001. 


  • Blurry vision. 
  • Dark spot in the center of vision. 
  • Diminished color perception. 


  • The stress of surgery,  
  • mechanical disturbances from the procedure, or  
  • the use of corticosteroids 


While many cases resolve on their own, persistent fluid after several months may require treatment like photodynamic therapy to prevent lasting damage. 

  1. Incorrect Corneal Flap 

This less frequent yet notable cause can lead to blurry vision after LASIK due to several potential complications. It can occur if a post operative patient rubs the eye leading to an irregularly shaped cornea that can blur the line of sight.  

In that case, the patient must report immediately to the operating surgeon. Despite this, this complication is quite uncommon, affecting fewer than 1% of LASIK procedures.  

Addressing these issues involves a combination of professional medical advice and self-care. Embark on your LASIK voyage with the compassionate experts at Krishna Eye Centre, where every question is a step toward clarity. 

Choose Krishna Eye Centre for your LASIK surgery 

Our seasoned team at Krishna Eye Centre is dedicated to guiding you through each phase of your LASIK experience. From the initial consultation to the joyous moment you behold the world with newfound vision, we stand by you. 

At Krishna Eye Centre, we’re not just about enhancing sight—we’re about enriching lives, one clear vision at a time, liberating you from the confines of glasses and contacts. 

Md. Oliullah Abdal


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