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 Post subject: CRSQA/USAEyes lies to patients that LASIK is safe
PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 9:37 pm 
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Lie from the CRSQA/USAEyes website to trick patients into believing
LASIK is safe:

Quote:
Lasik flaps do heal very securely and eventually contribute at least
to some degree to the bio-mechanical strength of the cornea.


www usaeyes org/lasik/faq/lasik-flap-heal.htm

Truth from peer-reviewed medical literature:

[J Refract Surg. 2005;21:433-445.]
http://www.journalofrefractivesurgery.c ... hing=11320

"The human corneal stroma typically heals after LASIK in a limited and
incomplete fashion; this results in a weak, central and paracentral
hypocellular primitive stromal scar that averages 2.4% as strong as
normal corneal stroma. Conversely, the LASIK flap wound margin heals by producing a 10-fold stronger, peripheral hypercellular fibrotic stromal
scar that averages 28.1% as strong as normal corneal stromal, but
displays marked variability."

"Corneal stromal LASIK wounds were found to heal weaker than normal
because these structures were not regenerated during the healing
response. "

Ophthalmology. 2005 Jun;112(6):1009-16.
Change in intraocular pressure measurements after LASIK the effect of
the refractive correction and the lamellar flap.
Chang DH, Stulting RD.

"These data suggest that the lamellar corneal flap makes no
contribution to the load-bearing characteristics of the post-LASIK
cornea."

Cornea
Volume 25(3), April 2006, pp 331-335
Immunohistochemical Findings After LASIK Confirm In Vitro LASIK Model

"However, one aspect still in discussion is the wound-healing process
in the created interface that leads to an easily removable flap even
years after treatment."

"The lack of pronounced morphologic changes in the central area of the
LASIK interface, which only showed little accumulation of fibronectin,
supports the hypothesis of reduced wound-healing reactions after
performing this surgical procedure. Only at the rim zone of the
incision, scar tissue formation can appear and might form an incomplete
fixation zone for the corneal flap. Due to this impaired healing
process, even years after the LASIK procedure, a corneal flap
displacement can occur."

"In summary, our histologic findings confirm the well-known clinical
phenomenon that wound-healing reactions are marginal after
uncomplicated LASIK treatment."

Am J Ophthalmol. 2001 Apr;131(4):505-6.
Late-onset traumatic laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) flap
dehiscence.
Geggel HS, Coday MP.

"Patients should be informed about the potential for traumatic flap
dehiscence following LASIK surgery and advised to wear eye protection
when appropriate. Due to minimal wound healing except at the edges of
the flap, corneal flap dehiscence may occur months or years after
uneventful LASIK."

J Cataract Refract Surg. 2003 Apr;29(4):808-20.
Histological and immunohistochemical findings after laser in situ
keratomileusis in human corneas.
Philipp WE, Speicher L, Gottinger W.

"The wound-healing response is generally poor after LASIK, which may
result in significant weakening of the tensile strength of the cornea
after myopic LASIK, probably due to biomechanically ineffective
superficial lamella."

J Cataract Refract Surg. 2001 Aug;27(8):1323-7.
Ultrastructure of the lamellar corneal wound after laser in situ
keratomileusis in human eye.
Rumelt S, Cohen I, Skandarani P, Delarea Y, Ben Shaul Y, Rehany U.

"The absence of bridging collagen fibrils and cells between the flap
undersurface and the stromal bed confirms the clinically known lack of
wound repair at the interface and explains the easy separation of the
flap from the stromal bed months after LASIK"

Cornea
Volume 25(3), April 2006, pp 331-335
Immunohistochemical Findings After LASIK Confirm In Vitro LASIK Model

"However, one aspect still in discussion is the wound-healing process
in the created interface that leads to an easily removable flap even years
after treatment."

"The lack of pronounced morphologic changes in the central area of the
LASIK interface, which only showed little accumulation of fibronectin,
supports the hypothesis of reduced wound-healing reactions after
performing this surgical procedure. Only at the rim zone of the
incision, scar tissue formation can appear and might form an incomplete
fixation zone for the corneal flap. Due to this impaired healing
process, even years after the LASIK procedure, a corneal flap
displacement can occur."

"In summary, our histologic findings confirm the well-known clinical
phenomenon that wound-healing reactions are marginal after
uncomplicated LASIK treatment."

JRS
Vol 22, May 2006
Late Traumatic Flap Dislocations After LASIK
http://www.journalofrefractivesurgery.c ... hing=12869

"The fact that this potential plane can be disrupted many years after
LASIK (7 years after the initial surgery in patient 1) indicates that
corneal integrity is compromised by the surgical procedure and takes a
long time, if ever, to restore."

Interface Corneal Edema Secondary to Steroid-induced Elevation of
Intraocular Pressure Simulating Diffuse Lamellar Keratitis
Journal of Refractive Surgery Vol. 22 No. 5 May 2006

"Another aspect of LASIK surgery is that during this procedure, a
corneal flap is made, which will create lifelong lamellar corneal
potential space
. "

Ophthalmology. 1997 Jul;104(7):1079-83.
Ocular integrity after refractive procedures.
Peacock LW, Slade SG, Martiz J, Chuang A, Yee RW.

"All eyes operated on required less energy to rupture as compared with
that of control eyes."

Curr Eye Res. 2006 Nov;31(11):903-8.
Healing process at the flap edge in its influence in the development of
corneal ectasia after LASIK.
Abdelkader A, Esquenazi S, Shihadeh W, Bazan HE, He J, Gill S, Kaufman
HE.

"Corneal ectasia may be related to the clinically observed lack of
corneal wound-healing at the edge of the flap that allows the cornea to
bulge. "

Flap Dislocation After LASIK/Landau et al
Traumatic Corneal Flap Dislocation One to Six Years After LASIK in Nine
Eyes With a Favorable Outcome
Journal of Refractive Surgery Vol. 22 No. 9 November 2006

"Our report, as well as the related literature, indicates that the
healing of the flap is incomplete even 6 years after LASIK surgery. The
exact mechanism of long-term adhesion remains unclear. In an animal
model, Maurice and Monroe20 demonstrated that after creation of a
lamellar corneal stromal dissection, the adhesive force of the healed
stroma lamellae approximated one-quarter to one-half that of normal.
Perez et al suggested that drying increases stromal-stromal adhesion
due to the increased concentration of surface molecules, which have
high ionic charge densities and ionic binding. In rabbit corneas, the
wound healing reaction after LASIK takes place only at the periphery of
the microkeratome wound, leaving the central optical zone clear;
similar findings have been described in human eyes after LASIK."

For truthful information about the dangers of LASIK surgery, visit
http://www.lasikflap.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=23


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