LASIK

LASEK (PRK) Haze and MMC

Haze Surface ablation such as PRK and LASEK are associated with the risk of visually significant haze formation. Enhancement of the 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 …

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LASIK Risks and Complications

Morris Waxler PhD. FDA’s chief scientist in charge of the clinical trials research for laser eye surgery, popularly known as LASIK. Long term effects reported Chronic Dry Eye* Unrelenting Eye Pain Visual Distortions* Depression & Anxiety Ectasia (loss of corneal structural integrity, resulting in a bulging cornea with associated vision loss which is not correctable …

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LASIK Conflicts Of Interest

LASIK & the Department of Defense LASIK patient advocates have expressed strong concern of bias on the part of military LASIK surgeons, particularly Navy LASIK surgeons, who have close ties with organized ophthalmology. For example, Steve Schallhorn, MD, Capt, US Navy (Retired) is a paid medical malpractice defense expert witness and an industry consultant who has made public statements …

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LASIK and Pupil Size

Behind the cornea is the colored part of the eye called the iris. The iris muscle controls the size of the pupil, regulating the amount of light entering the eye. In dim light, the pupil opens to gather more light. The dark-adapted pupil diameter varies widely among individuals. In 2004, researchers found the pupil size of patients …

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LASIK-related anxiety, depression, and suicide

Refractive surgery advertisements depict only happy patients, free of their glasses, engaging in sports and recreation—enjoying life to the fullest! There is never a mention of the “unhappy patient”. The unhappy patient is often misunderstood because most people believe a bad outcome can be corrected with another surgery, or that the patient can simply go …

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