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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2007 8:25 pm 
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APizzo667 wrote:
Today I finally REQUESTED FULL AND COLOR MEDICAL RECORDS FROM MY REFRACTIVE SUREON.

This was a big step for me, its basically the full cutting of ties with the surgeon who did my wavefront-guided lasik.

It hurts really bad, because I basically knew the man for 8 years. I was 20 when I had the surgery. But for the 5 years prior, I would go to him every year and we became friends and we would talk about the possible procedures for me when I came of age.
I thought of him as my "buddy" and thought this was going to be the man who was going to help this shy kid break out of his shell so I could go see the world. I had my whole damn life ahead of me. I had a full scholarship to study in Europe for my doctorate and I lost that. I lost my family, I lost my friends, I lost my faith in god (notice the lowercase 'g' as opposed to the capital "G." Twenty years of Catholic education lost all from a single slice of my eyes...).
To be fully blunt, I feel that after reading some of other posts that patients were in the 1 to 2% category for unsuccessful lasik, just as my doctor told me, I feel that's a lie.
So for the first time I want to post my doctor's name -
His name - DR. MICHAEL ARONSKY with KREMER LASER EYE CENTERS in KING PRUSSIA, PA.
Their phone number is: 610-337-1580 - Feel free to give them a call and them how great of a job they are doing.

Today is father's day and I could not even mumble out the damn words "Happy Father's Day" to my dad today because I have not spoken to him or any other family members of mine in months. The results of this surgery rob you of all emotion. And I am sure you all know LASIK NOT ONLY RUINS YOUR LIFE, IT RUINS YOUR FAMILIES LIVES AS WELL.

I am hoping with your guys help that once I get my medical records I can start taking some steps to recovery. All I ever wanted from my doctor was honest answers and I never got them. He said that my eyes were "too perfect." Lies. Damn lies. And I believed him. So I waited to sue until it was too late. Now I owe $75,000, have not had a job since the surgery. I don't believe in karma. But if there is any justice in this world...He would pay my debts and pay for me to go to Europe and get my doctorate so that I can get back just a portion of what I lost. I wanted to be a professor and "save the world." Now I need someone to save me.

I hope Dean from lifeafterlasik.com is doing great - a lot of people are looking to him now for their futures, including me.


He did my friend's eyes.

Keep us updated. I'm interested to see if a lawyer will take your case because of the time.


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 Post subject: www.SynsLaser.no Dr. Alexs Stojanovic, contact them...
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Aleksandar Stojanovic, MD
In charge or refractive surgery,
Eye Dpt. University Hospital, North Norway
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Tromsoe and Oslo, Norway

SynsLaser Troms? AS
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Telefon: 77 64 79 20 Mobil: 95 94 74 71 Faks: 77 64 79 29
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 Post subject: DR. ALEKSANDER STOJANOVIC IS THE STARTING PLACE...
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Aleksandar Stojanovic, MD
In charge or refractive surgery,
Eye Dpt. University Hospital, North Norway
Medical director at SynsLaser Clinic,
Tromsoe and Oslo, Norway

SynsLaser Troms? AS
Skippergt. 7A, 9008 Troms?
Telefon: 77 64 79 20 Mobil: 95 94 74 71 Faks: 77 64 79 29
E-post: jannicke@synslaser.no Web: www.synslaser.no

SEND THEM YOUR COMPLETE MEDICAL TOPOGRAPHIES AND SEE WHAT THEY SAY...


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Ah - I also completly forget to ask -

I was told that I had trace cataracts in both eyes in August of 2006. The refractive surgeon who told me this said these are nothing at all to worry about.

Is he right? Can they get worse? I read trace cataracts can be harmful for post lasik patients??!!

I don't know how I got those trace cataracts since I wear Blu Blocker Sunglasses (The only glasses that help, and I wear them indoors and out!). I don't know how a 23 year old gets cataracts, but whats interesting is that in July 2006, the last time I saw my refractive surgeon, he looked at my eyes, dilated my pupils, and ran the all the retina tests and other stuff since I always complain of floaters and flashes of light. But he failed to mention the cataracts. It was on in August, a month later, that a different doctor mentioned the cataracts.

I think that my orginal refractive surgeon saw my cataracts and did not mention them.


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Anthony, I am really sorry to hear about your story. But it is important for you to make to right decision now because you are still very young.

I had a complex wavefront retreatment carried out 8 weeks ago for HOAs in my L eye. It seems to be successful so far with at least 90% of my symptoms gone. However, each patient is different. In my case, only one eye was affeced and it was not my dominant eye. Therefore, even if the surgery had mad the symptoms slightly worse, I could have lived with the results. The operation itself was very scary, there was a continous laser session for almost 2 minutes. Imagine having to fixate on the red spot during all this time. I was petrified of developing a sneeze or hiccup during this period.

The laser used was an ALCON laser and I believe my treatment zone was enlarged to 9mm. My surgeon had a special interest in treating HOAs and was the only surgeon in Hong Kong who dared to present and publish his results to his peers. Still he had only done 20 cases of which 15 were successful. 4 did not report any improvement and one was worse off after surgery. A big problem with this procedure is the propensity to introduce substantial amounts of low order aberrations (especially far-sightedness). Therefore, there is a real channce that you may need another treatment with the additional risks involved. There is still a debate whether lifting the flap or direct application (PRK/LASEK) is the better approach. My surgeon had not had good results with direct application (the haze took very long to clear)

It was inexcusable the way you were treated by the refractive surgeons you saw. By 2004, the effects of HOAs were well known. It is probably just that surgeons are generally reluctant to treat complications induced by another, less they be drawn into a medical-legal wrangle or damage their reputation with their peers. Nothing much can be or should be done about your floaters. You will have to be patient and hope it improves. I don't think your trace cataracts has got anything to do with your problem.

I think that it may be possible to do something with your high order aberrations but whether you should do something at this stage is highly debatable. The technology is not well-established and given your age, it may be advisable to wait a bit longer until the picture is more clear.


Best of luck

Derek


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 Post subject: Cataracts in 23 year old NOT NORMAL
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There is mounting evidence that cataracts are induced by corneal refractive surgeries.

Perhaps the trauma to the eye and ensuing inflammation are the cause.
It is certainly not normal for a 23 year old to have trace cataracts.

I would listen to zadaw's warnings about futher surgery! While a few individuals have been helped, retreatment of surgically induced complications is both risky and controversial. As a young person, you need to conserve corneal tissue so that you have something left to work with when surgical interventions to address induced complicatons are a bit better developed. My guesses are that only a small handful of specialists will emerge who offer a significant success rate, retreaments will always be very risky, and most LASIK surgeons would never be considered for surgical retreatment of complications.

One fine day LASIK surgeons will never be considered for LASIK! :D

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I just got my medical records in (which I think might be incomplete, but I will find out after I get them looked at...)...

But my HOA went from 3% pre-op, to 40% post op.

Just an FYI...so for me, wavefront guided lasik increased my HOA by over 13 times.


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APizzo667 wrote:
I just got my medical records in (which I think might be incomplete, but I will find out after I get them looked at...)...

But my HOA went from 3% pre-op, to 40% post op.

Just an FYI...so for me, wavefront guided lasik increased my HOA by over 13 times.


I think you are misinterpreting the data. Let me give you an example.

Let's say you were a -6 pre op with .3 microns of HOA. Naturally the percentage of your total defocus from HOA in relation to lower order myopia is going to be very low.

After LASIK your lower order aberrations are almost elminated. But now you have an increase in HOA (all normal virgin eyes do experience an increase). So the percentage of HOA of your total defocus in relation to the lower order myopia went way way up. This is what I would expect to see.

What you need to compare is the pre-op HOA RMS to the post-op HOA. How much did it increase? Be sure the scan diameters are the same pre- and post-op.

Anthony, don't you have enormous pupils? If the scans were taken at a smaller diameter than your pupils, this information does not tell us anything about how you see in dim light.

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Yes my pupils are in the left eye 8.19mm, and in the right, 8.32mm.
I belive the scans were taken at 6mm, but I need I might be mistaken since I don' t understand alot of what is on the information I received, but thank you for your clarification.


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Dear Apizzo;

I'm so sorry to read about your visual difficulties. What you are going through is not that unusual. It has been my experience after treating many post-lasik patients, that lasik surgeons will not want to take care of patients with your problems because they simply don't know how to. They only know how to perform lasik, not to undo the damage that lasik creates. Either your corneas are extremely distorted, the lasik created optic zones incorrect or your corneas may be extremely dry. Or you may have all of these conditions. Most patients who come to see me with problems such as yours have been treated very successfully with scleral lenses. These lenses vault the compromised cornea and are supported by the white portion of the eye(the sclera). A special fluid fills the space between the back surface of the lens and the front of the cornea. Vision and comfort is usually very good. Photos of many of my patients' eyes can be viewed at www.thevisioncommunity.com. A detailed explanation about scleral lenses can also be seen on my website www.eyefreedom.com.

I hope that this has helped in some small way.

Edward Boshnick, O.D., F.A.A.O.
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APizzo667 wrote:
I just got my medical records in (which I think might be incomplete, but I will find out after I get them looked at...)...

But my HOA went from 3% pre-op, to 40% post op.

Just an FYI...so for me, wavefront guided lasik increased my HOA by over 13 times.


Hey there!

How did you go about getting your records? I have sent 2 e-mails to my Dr. requesting my files. One on May 31st, and one more recently, I think July 9th or something. I went there yesterday and I was told that they can't give me copies there because they don't have a color copier. I was then given Kremer's phone number and told I should call there for colored copies. I was also told that because of TLC's recent move (you know how my TLC merged with your Kremer to form some kind of fantastical, eyeball ruining super machine) they may not have my test results at all. I think that's a bunch of BS though, because I doubt they got rid of all of their machines. I don't know, maybe they did. Maybe they tossed all of the TLC machines, and now only use the ones that were at Kremer already.

So, I called Kremer today and spoke to someone, but they took my phone number and said they'd call me back. Needless to say, they haven't called back yet, and I doubt they will. Since you successfully got your records from Kremer, I'm wondering if you have any advice.

How is my LASIK Dr. going to tell me they don't have a color copier at their office? Like, who cares? That's not my problem. If you're going to be required BY LAW to provide patients with color copies of their files if they ask for them, then I guess you should get a friggin color copier, huh!? It's not rocket science. If I'm going to ask my students to work on a worksheet, I make the copy myself and give it to them, I don't tell them I can't make the copy. If I go to an ice cream parlor, they have spoons there for me to use. If your a Dr. and its imperative that copies be made in color, otherwise they are useless, then maybe you should invest in a color copier. I'd even be willing to take the hour drive back down there, pick up my files, drive to the nearest Kinko's or Staples, make the damn color copies myself, and drop my files back off at Satan's office. It's not that friggin hard. Like...I gave you a-holes several thousands of dollars and you can't give me a few color-friggin-copies!?!?!

Sorry, that question kind of morphed into a venting session...but I'm SO ANGRY I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH MYSELF!


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Those people at KREMER LASER EYE CENTER - NOW OWNED 80% BY TLC can be tough to deal with. I know when I used to go in there, the doctors used to laugh and always send my mother and myself to a room where everything we said was recorded. One time, they put my mom and I into patient room number "2" instead of the usual room they stuck us in, and the lady who did that by mistake was reprimanded just outside the room for it (this was when I first filed a legal suit against them).

But sorry, about getting you records from them, what I did was fax Kremer at:

200 Mall Boulevard (Main Office)
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Phone: 610-337-1580
For Appointments: 800-694-EYES (3937)
Fax: 610-337-1153

I faxed the King of Prussia office because that is the main head quarters for Kremer and all of their paperwork. I requested full pre and post op color copies of my records. If you don't get your records from them soon, it could be a HIPPA violation, so they should not be giving you the run around about getting those records.


But to be sure they have your request, fax them using the number above, and then follow the fax up with a phone call a day later. Thats what I did. I don't know how this merger with TLC will effect things their, but I can only imagine it will make things worse for patients like us. Kremer is truly running a lasik mill out of the basement of their King of Prussia, PA office.


The staff at Kremer can be real hard to deal with, but hopefully you will get those records soon so that you no longer have to deal with them.

Call me or email me if you need any other help - and by the way, have you ever been to Kremer's King of Prussia office??


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APizzo667 wrote:
Those people at KREMER LASER EYE CENTER - NOW OWNED 80% BY TLC can be tough to deal with. I know when I used to go in there, the doctors used to laugh and always send my mother and myself to a room where everything we said was recorded. One time, they put my mom and I into patient room number "2" instead of the usual room they stuck us in, and the lady who did that by mistake was reprimanded just outside the room for it (this was when I first filed a legal suit against them).

But sorry, about getting you records from them, what I did was fax Kremer at:

200 Mall Boulevard (Main Office)
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Phone: 610-337-1580
For Appointments: 800-694-EYES (3937)
Fax: 610-337-1153

I faxed the King of Prussia office because that is the main head quarters for Kremer and all of their paperwork. I requested full pre and post op color copies of my records. If you don't get your records from them soon, it could be a HIPPA violation, so they should not be giving you the run around about getting those records.


But to be sure they have your request, fax them using the number above, and then follow the fax up with a phone call a day later. Thats what I did. I don't know how this merger with TLC will effect things their, but I can only imagine it will make things worse for patients like us. Kremer is truly running a lasik mill out of the basement of their King of Prussia, PA office.
The staff at Kremer can be real hard to deal with, but hopefully you will get those records soon so that you no longer have to deal with them.

Call me or email me if you need any other help - and by the way, have you ever been to Kremer's King of Prussia office??



YUP!! I agree! It was like that when I went 3 years ago. Where was room you went into located? Towards the back away from the main area? After what happened to me my dr. said to make sure I talked to so and so to schedule my enhancement and no one else (I never did the enhancement). That really struck me as odd.

BTW, what happened with your legal suit?


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Hey -

Kremer sent me into their basement where they have a waiting room of about 15 patients who are all in line for their execution, I mean refractive surgery. One by one Kremer mows them down and zaps them in their basement. I guess you could say that it was in that basement I lost my innocence, either there or with the dozens of billboards and advertisements they have all over the Philadelphia area stating how they are the safest.

But with my suit, I tried it a year after my surgery, and I could not get any doctor to help me out and just agree with what I was saying. I knew at the time (two years ago, 1 year post op) that my pupils were just huge, and that basically, the laser did not cover my full dialted pupil size.
A lawyer sent me to someone who was friends with Dr. Aronsky, and who know works with Dr. Aronsky to look at my eyes and tell me what was wrong, but if the doctor who Dr. Aronsky sent me to told the truth, who would Dr. Aronsky play golf with 5 days a week?

But in all seriousness, Kremer tried to get me to do an enhancement too, to fix my HOA and mixed astigmatism (not sure if they are the same thing?) but with the same optical zone, and a blend zone only marginally larger than my orginal surgery. Thank god I found this site in time or else I would have had the procedure done.

By the way some doctors NOT to see in the Philadelphia area for any advice or 2nd opinions are: Dr. Aronsky, Dr. Mark Bletcher, Dr. Siepser (possibly one of the worst human beings alive), Dr. Alexander of Springfield, PA (now retired), and the entire staff of Wills Eye Hospital (that's not a generalization).

Some really good doctors who were very compassionate include Dr. Hiest and Dr. Scott Page. They are not refractive surgeons, but at least they showed some humility and compassion when evaluating my situation.


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Kremer tried to get me to do an enhancement too, to fix my HOA and mixed astigmatism (not sure if they are the same thing?)


No, they are NOT the same. And guess what else? Your initial surgery was supposed to fix your astigmatism! You are supposed to trust them after they screwed up once? And in normal eyes, HOAs don't NEED treatment because they are so LOW! Why would you need an additional surgery to treat HOA's???

I guess you know... because they put them there. I agree that the ability of LASIK surgeons to create HOA's and astigmatism far exceeds their ability to fix them, and you made a good choice not to let those butchers near your eyes again.

I find it very refreshing that patients are openly discussing bad surgical centers and bad doctors! Many others will be helped!

If you are willing to travel, I know an 'honest' corneal specialist who will tell you what's really wrong with your eyes... and takes all forms of insurance.

You can private message me if you are interested.

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