LASIK Should Be Banned, Claims Former FDA Advisor
LASIK stands for laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis, and an estimated
20 million Americans have had it to correct their vision issues,
CBS notes. During the minimally invasive procedure, lasers are used to reshape a
tiny part of the cornea. Many people who have it end up with 20/25 vision (or better), according to the Mayo Clinic. However, it comes with some side effects, such as
dry eyes. And many people who’ve had the procedure need glasses for driving at night or reading as they age. In extreme but rare cases, patients will even
lose their vision in a way that can’t be corrected, the FDA notes. Still, it’s a popular procedure. Kylie Jenner reportedly even
threw a party to celebrate getting the surgery.