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 Post subject: CRSQA/USAEyes website contains lies to deceive patients
PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 9:29 pm 
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Lies from the website of the fake LASIK patient advocate, Glenn Hagele,
of CRSQA/USAEyes:

http://www.usaeyes.org/faq/subjects/dry_eyes.htm

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For the vast majority of refractive surgery recipients, the degree of dry eye symptoms is not significant enough to cause difficulties. Even
those who do have some trouble most often find the dry eye symptoms
resolve within the normal six-month healing period.


Compare that false statement with a peer-reviewed medical study on the
duration of LASIK induced dry eyes and a statement by one of the
country's most well-known LASIK surgeons on the severity of LASIK
induced dry eyes:

Am J Ophthalmol. 2006 Mar;141(3):438-45.
The incidence and risk factors for developing dry eye after myopic
LASIK.

"The incidence of dry eye gradually decreased over the observation
period in both groups to a 36.36% overall incidence and a 41.18%
incidence in the superior-hinge group at 6 months
."

http://www.refractiveeyecare.com/Dec05% ... Donald.htm

"With LASIK, roughly half of my patients had dry eye complaints after
surgery-and in about half of these, the symptoms were severe."
Marguerite McDonald, MD

The CRSQA/USAEyes website contains false and misleading information
intended to fool patients into believing that LASIK is safe. Glenn
Hagele of CRSQA/USAEyes refers patients to LASIK surgeons who pay him a fee. Glenn Hagele lies about the risks and dangers of LASIK surgery.

Glenn Hagele patrols the internet in search of negative information
about LASIK. He targets patients who are vocal critics of LASIK. He
attempts to discredit them and attacks them in their personal lives,
not just on the internet.

Richard Lindstrom, LASIK surgeon, commenting on Glenn Hagele's attacks on patients:

"When founded by Dan Durrie the charter of this group (CRSQA) seemed
reasonable. Now it has deteriorated into a Bagdad (sic), Iraq type
scene where there will be no winners, just all losers. I suggest we
stay away. It has become a lose/lose and is now very personalized.
Glenn seems to see himself as a white night crusading for Laski
(sic)..."

Glenn Hagele stated he intended to cause the "demise" of several vocal injured LASIK patients. Glenn Hagele commenting on his own madness:

"There is a lot of method to my madness, but it all comes down to
Divide and Conquer."


For factual information from medical studies written by real doctors,
not fake patient advocates, read the Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
forum here at Thelasikflap.com


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 2:17 am 
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Eur J Ophthalmol. 2007 Jan-Feb;17(1):1-6.

Dry eye after LASIK for myopia: Incidence and risk factors.Shoja MR, Besharati MR.

Department of Ophthalmology, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Science, Yadz - Iran.

PURPOSE. Patients frequently experience dry eye symptoms after laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK). The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence and risk factors of dry eye after myopic LASIK.

METHODS. In this retrospective case series 190 eyes that underwent LASIK were examined for a dry eye syndrome. All patents were asymptomatic for dry eyes before surgery. Assessments included subjective complaints of dry eye, tear break-up time (TBUT), corneal staining, corneal sensitivity test, and Schirmer I test. All values were compared before and at 1 week and 1.3 and 6 months after surgery.

RESULTS. For the 190 eyes, chronic dry eye persisting 6 months or more after LASIK was diagnosed in 20 percent of the eyes. Mean patient age was 31 +/- 8 years. The risk for chronic dry eye was significantly associated with higher attempted refractive correction, greater ablation depth, and female sex (p=0.001). Subjective score for dryness was increased after LASIK. The greatest change from preoperative levels for all parameters was noted at 1 week. There were obvious decreases in TBUT and Schirmer value at 1, 3, and 6 months postoperatively relative to preoperative level (p<0.05). The Schirmer I test result was higher at 1 day but without statistical significance (p>0.05), but lower at 1 week and 3 and 6 months (p<0.05) after LASIK. Corneal sensitivity was decreased at 1 month and 3 months, and returned to the preoperative level at 6 months after LASIK. There was a statistically significant effect of age, sex, and mean spherical equivalent refraction on corneal sensitivity (p<0.001).

CONCLUSIONS. Patients undergoing LASIK for myopia develop dry eye with compromised tear function at least 6 months after surgery. Women and patients requiring higher refractive correction have an increased risk for developing dry eye.


Note: The study only went out to six months.

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