The FDA says that there is a 5% risk of having complications from eye surgery, but in reality, the risk is much higher, between 20-30%. These complications can include dry eyes, loss of contrast, light beams and flashes, and can last a lifetime. Some of these side effects are irreversible. In some countries, like ours and Thailand, doctors are performing this surgery on more people than in Europe, like Germany, in order to create statistical data. Doctors are treating patients as customers, trying to convince them to have the surgery, even though it is purely for aesthetic purposes and is not necessary. It is important to do your research and talk to multiple doctors before making a decision.