Informed Consent

Before having laser eye surgery, you’ll be required to sign a document called a consent form.

Google Glass LASIK Warning

Google Glass (styled as “Google GLΛSS”) is a wearable computer with a head-mounted display (HMD) that is being developed by Google in the Project Glass research and development project, with the mission of producing a mass-market ubiquitous computer. Google Glass displays information in a smartphone-like hands-free format, that can interact with the Internet via natural language voice commands. While the frames do not currently have lenses fitted to them, Google is considering partnering with sunglass retailers such as Ray-Ban or Warby Parker, and may also open retail stores to allow customers to try on the device. The Explorer Edition cannot be used by people who wear prescription glasses, but Google has confirmed that Glass will eventually work with frames and lenses that match the wearer’s prescription; the glasses will be modular and therefore possibly attachable to normal prescription glasses.

LASIK Risks and Complications

FDA’s chief scientist in charge of the clinical trials research for laser eye surgery, popularly known as LASIK.

How they convince you that Laser Eye Surgery is safe

This topic overlaps a little with the ‘Are you a candidate?’, but focuses directly on information that the Laser Vision Clinic will give you

BioShape: An Alcon Insider speaks out

The following has been extracted from emails from Stephan Schründer of BioShape to Dr. Morris Waxler

LASEK (PRK) Haze and MMC

Surface ablation such as PRK and LASEK are associated with risk of visually significant haze formation. Enhancement of previous LASIK with PRK (PRK on top of a LASIK flap) carries an increased risk of haze. This has led many surgeons to incorporate prophylactic use of Mitomycin C (MMC) during surface ablation to prevent haze.

LASIK Advertising Buyer Beware

Let’s be clear. Modern refractive surgery was not introduced to treat or cure disease, or to address a public health issue or medical need. Refractive surgery serves the interests of eye surgeons and manufacturers of the devices used in refractive surgery. It’s big business!

Perry Rosenthal – The Scandal of LASIK

Dr. Perry Rosethal is the founder of the Boston Foundation for Sight and currently works for the Boston Eye Pain foundation, and is a Harvard medical professor. The article above was taken from his blog which you can read here.

The LASIK Flap Never Heals

After LASIK, the flap never recovers normal tensile strength. LASIK flaps may be accidentally dislodged or surgically re-lifted indefinitely. In 2005, researchers at Emory Eye Center, Emory University School of Medicine published their study of human eye bank corneas, which demonstrates the strength of the post-LASIK cornea at the flap interface is only 2% of normal corneal tensile strength.(1)

How they convince people LASIK is safe

“Many thousands of eyes have been damaged beyond repair by LASIK devices since the 1990s. Approximately 700,000 eyes will receive refractive surgery with LASIK devices by the end of year 2011. Thus, more than four thousand six hundred (4,630) are projected to face blindness due to surgically thinned and bulging corneas (keratectasia).

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Whether superstition has anything to do with it or not, eye twitching happens when eyelid muscles contract and relax. Involuntary twitching, however, can be caused by having dry eyes, suffering from conjunctivitis or being sensitive to light.