One of the most common myths about the LASIK procedure is that it can cause vertigo; this is also the most common question asked during an initial LASIK consultation.

Let us explain; the LASIK procedure involved reshaping of the cornea by using laser technology. The procedure is bladeless and painless. The whole process or does not relate to vertigo anywhere. Instead, the vertigo happens because of an imbalance within the inner ear. There are some additional causes of vertigo that are related to head movement.

Sometimes right after the surgery, some of the patients can feel an imbalance. This experience is not the vertigo exactly and caused by the blurriness they feel after the surgery.

If the people who have had LASIK start feeling the imbalance later with time, there must be an underlying health issue that needs immediate attention.

Other Symptoms After the LASIK Surgery

Along with the slight problems with the balance because of the blurry vision, there may be some other minor side effects after the LASIK procedure for a short while, which mainly are:

  • Burning sensation in the eyes
  • Itchiness
  • Headaches
  • Discomfort
  • Hazy vision
  • Blurry vision

There are many other questions; LASIK candidates may have in mind as they plan for it. If you live in Philadelphia or surrounding areas, we offer the latest technology at the most affordable prices in the Tri-state region. Call 1-866-600-3937 to book an appointment.

About Dr. Columbus

Dr. ColumbusDr. Bill, as he is affectionately known, is the founder and surgical director at Columbus LASIK Vision. He received his Bachelor’s Degree at Scranton University and his medical degree at Penn State University Medical Center where he also performed his internal medicine internship. He then spent three years at Nassau County Medical Center training in Ophthalmology. Shortly after finishing at Nassau county, he began his cornea and refractive fellowship at the prestigious Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan. Dr. Columbus has demonstrated his commitment to excellence with over 25,000 corrective eye procedures.