Infections from ICL can cause blindness. However, when the risk of infection is outweighed by the induction of other needless complications such as post-LASIK ectasia - when lasering a highly myopic correction (like in your case) on an asymmetric, thin cornea for example, then ICL can be looked at as a viable option.
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