Exposing the LASIK Scam

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 1:56 pm 
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If you see him, ask him how he could testify against a patient with 8 mm pupils whose pupils were mismeasured and whose surgeon used a 6 mm ablation zone, leaving the patient permanently visually impaired. That is simply indefensible.

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www visiontexas com/WSJ.com%20-%20New%20Technique%20Might%20Zap%20Flaws%20in%20Laser%20Eye%20Surgery.htm

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Doctors working with the company say the results are impressive. Stephen Slade, director of VisionTexas, a clinic in Houston, says about 92% of the eyes treated in a clinical trial ended up with 20/20 vision or better without glasses. That compares with about 86% with traditional Lasik. Only half of the patients saw an increase in so-called higher-order aberrations that can cause effects like halos. In traditional Lasik, by contrast, such aberrations almost always increase.

The technology is finding other uses. Dr. Slade says his clinic operates an outpost in Mexico that is now "fixing" patients who had Lasik but who are suffering from side effects.

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"What concerns me is that if the person informing the patient is themselves poorly or inaccurately informed then how on earth can consent ever be truly informed?" Dr. Sarah Smith


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www visiontexas com/online/opt-lasik.htm

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LASIK is the King of Refractive Surgery. It is the most commonly performed operation in medicine, and the safest. No operation is 100% safe but LASIK comes close.


If this is not a violation of FTC guidelines, it should be.

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"What concerns me is that if the person informing the patient is themselves poorly or inaccurately informed then how on earth can consent ever be truly informed?" Dr. Sarah Smith


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www visiontexas com/online/rb-testimonials.htm

When you click on "lasik risks" on Slade's site, this is all you get:

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Anytime you have surgery there are some risks. Luckily the risks are low in LASIK and the rewards are high. Nevertheless, people have lost sight from having LASIK surgery. A good estimate is 1 in 10,000. We are proud that many doctors send their complications to us, from all over the world, to fix. The experience we gain from these complex cases translates to better results for our own patients.


But when you click on patient testimonials, it goes on and on and on and on and on...

I wonder why there's no testimonial by Sheryl Sullivan.

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"What concerns me is that if the person informing the patient is themselves poorly or inaccurately informed then how on earth can consent ever be truly informed?" Dr. Sarah Smith


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www visiontexas com/images/Slade%20Forms/Fact%20VS%20Fiction-LASIK.pdf

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Fiction: Complications and side effects, such as night glare and dry eyes, should be expected after having laser vision correction.

Fact: As with any other surgery, there are risks associated with laser vision correction. Clinical studies of laser vision correction have documented the risk of having a serious vision-reducing complication as being extremely low. Many complications can be treated if diagnosed and treated at the early stages.
Moderate glare and dry eyes are common side effects immediately following the procedure, but typically last just three to six months. Proper testing before the procedure can identify patients who are at a high risk for long-term risk for long-term complications.


Dr. Stephen Slade, you were an expert witness for a surgeon who operated on a patient with 8 mm pupils using a 6 mm ablation zone, correct?

What type of testing do you perform to identify patients who are at a high risk for long-term glare? Pupillometry maybe?

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Fiction: Laser vision correction is so new that no one really knows if there are any long-term side effects.

Fact: Although laser vision correction became widely available in the United States in the mid-1990s, the technology was first developed in the early 1980s. The first patient was treated in the United States in 1987. To date, no long-term ill effects of the procedure are known.


This guy is an expert witness for LASIK, yet he doesn't know of any long-term ill effects of the procedure?

Here, Dr. Slade, just type in "lasik" and start reading.
www.pubmed.gov
I'm sure you have access to full texts, so read them, don't skim. You have a lot of catching up to do. There are 2,669 articles. Many of them discuss long-term ill effects, such as ectasia, retinal detachment, infection resulting in corneal transplant, DLK resulting in severe scarring or flap melt, irregular astigmatism resulting in loss of BCVA, etc.

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Most lasik surgeons lie and hide the truth. If they all told the truth that lasik damages every eye, will dry your eyes, ruin your night vision, induce aberrations and distortions, no one in their right mind would get lasik. They would be scared away from lasik forever and rightfully so.

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Dr. Stephen Slade is now being featured on the front page of the patient hate site owned by cyber-assassin Glenn Hagele.

www dot glennhagele dot com

This is going to do wonders for Dr. Stephen Slade's public image.

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http://www.osnsupersite.com/view.asp?rID=22940

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SBK is widely believed to mean thin-flap LASIK, but according to Dr. Slade, who coined the term, it actually refers to a more general idea of customizing the flap to the patient and the laser ablation.

?You customize the flap, just like you customize the ablation, according to the patient?s pupil size and according to the actual ablation pattern. In other words, you pick the size of the diameter and the thinness of the flap,? he said.


Oh, so pupil size does matter. What a hypocrite.

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