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 Post subject: Steven Schallhorn - Reckless Refractive Surgeon
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 6:36 pm 
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Vol. No: 11:09Issue: 9/15/04

Steven Schallhorn:

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?I?ve never excluded a patient with large pupils from refractive surgery,? says Steven Schallhorn, MD, a refractive surgeon at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego. He?s performed several studies looking into the factors that might predispose a patient toward having night-vision complaints after refractive surgery. ?I also don?t adjust the ablation-zone diameter based on the pupil size,? he says. ?The studies we?ve conducted over the years have shown that the size of the pupil isn?t predictive of those who will have symptoms after surgery, so we?ve never excluded certain patients because of their pupils, and I don?t give extra counseling to patients with large pupils about them being at an increased risk, because that?s not been borne out by our studies.?



Pupil Size and Quality of Vision after LASIK
Ophthalmology, Vol 110, Number 8, August 2003

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Steven Schallhorn et al:

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At the very least, adequate counseling for quality-of-vision risks should be provided to patients with large pupils that will be treated with a 6.0-mm optical zone.


For more information about Steven Schallhorn's sloppy science and erroneous conclusions, read
http://www.lasikflap.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=17

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LASIK and the importance of pupil size:

http://lasik-flap.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=19

http://lasik-flap.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=82

http://lasik-flap.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1057

http://lasik-flap.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=850

http://lasik-flap.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=697

http://lasik-flap.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=636

http://lasik-flap.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1667

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Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2006 Aug;17(4):373-9.
Pupil size and corneal laser surgery.
Salz JJ, Trattler W.

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Schallhorn has told us (personal communication) that he thinks that the risk of NVC for a patient with a 9.0-mm pupil is no different from the risk for a patient with a 5.0-mm pupil.

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