A fuzzy starburst around light sources at
night is a relatively common complication of Lasik that usually resolves within the normal six-month healing
process. Starbursts 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 starbursts 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 causes of Lasik starbursts are often related to Lasik
Lasik Starburst Causes
A rough corneal surface often contributes to starbursts. Dry
eyes, edema (inflammation), and an incomplete treatment area
can cause or exacerbate Lasik starbursts. In nearly all cases the cause
of long-term Lasik starburst relates to the size of the patient's pupil
and the size of the laser treatment zone.
Detailed Lasik Starburst Information
See Lasik pupil size for details about the primary cause for Lasik
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