Humidity can actually cause your Lasik surgery to be performed inaccurately according to a new study done by Dr. Keith A. Walter, an assistant professor of ophthalmology at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C. The New York Times reports that the study found that under corrections were most likely after 2 weeks of high humidity while over corrections were more prevalent in overly dry weather. Great. As if we didn't have reason enough to be nervous letting someone slice a sliver of our eyeball off, now we have to make sure to check the forecast too. The theory is that your cornea might absorb more water during extended periods of humidity, thus throwing the laser calculation off. Hmmm... Gothamist might absorb more alcohol during extended periods at The Room which throws off our calculations too...
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