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Lasik Halo

Halos around light sources at night after Lasik, Bladeless Lasik, PRK, LASEK, Epi-Lasik, or RLE.

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Lasik normal night vision


A fuzzy halo< around light sources at night is a relatively common complication of Lasik that usually resolves within the normal six-month healing process. Halos are often worse or only exist in low light environments, but can exist in daylight too. This Lasik night vision effect is caused by inconsistent vision correction across the cornea.

Night vision halos are not limited to just Lasik, but may also occur with conventional or wavefront custom Lasik, Bladeless Lasik, PRK, LASEK, Epi-Lasik, and RLE.

The symptom of Lasik halo are often related to Lasik starbursts.

Lasik Halo Causes

Dry eyes, edema (inflammation), and an incomplete treatment area can cause or exacerbate Lasik halos. In nearly all cases the cause of long-term Lasik halos relates to the size of the patient's pupil and the size of the laser treatment zone.

Detailed Lasik Halo Information

See Lasik pupil size for details about the primary cause for Lasik halos..

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If you are ready to choose a doctor to be evaluated for conventional or custom wavefront Lasik, Bladeless Lasik, PRK, or any refractive surgery procedure, we recommend you consider a doctor who has been evaluated and certified by the USAEyes nonprofit organization. Locate a USAEyes Evaluated & Certified Lasik Doctor.

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