Inaccurate Intraocular Pressure Measurement after LASIK

Intraocular pressure (IOP) measurement is routinely performed during eye exams to screen for glaucoma. Permanent changes in corneal thickness and biomechanical properties following LASIK result in inaccurate IOP measurement, exposing patients to risk of undiagnosed glaucoma and associated vision loss. LASIK patients should discuss this with their eye doctor.