Exposing the LASIK Scam

One Surgeon at a Time
It is currently Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:52 pm

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Anatomy of a Lawsuit II (Dr. Mark Speaker loses 7.5 Million)
PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2005 7:07 pm 
Offline
 E-mail  WWW  Profile

Joined: Tue Nov 15, 2005 5:52 pm
Posts: 127
An inside look at the trial and $7.25 million verdict in Mark Schiffer vs. Mark G. Speaker, MD, Laser and Corneal Surgery Associates, PC, TLC Laser Eye Center, Regina Zyszkowski and Drs. Farkas, Kassalow, Resnick and Associates, PC. Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York. Index No. 101191-03.

By Gillian McDermott, Editor-in-Chief, and Adam B. Krafczek, JD
In our July/August 2002 issue of Cataract & Refractive Surgery Today, I authored ?Anatomy of a Lawsuit?1 to provide an inside look at the trial and $4 million verdict in Stephen Post vs. University Physicians, Inc., the lawsuit brought by the former 35-year-old United Airlines pilot claiming damages relating to his LASIK surgery. The response to that article was overwhelmingly positive. It included medical, healthcare, and business professionals incorporating portions of this article and lessons learned into presentations that were given around the world as well as physicians who actually required their entire staff to read the article. The running theme in all of the positive feedback we received was a sincere appreciation for our unbiased format and presentation of the case in which we just presented the facts as they appeared in the actual trial transcripts.

The complete article is available at http://www.crstoday.com/PDF%20Articles/ ... wsuit.html


Top
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2006 12:39 am 
Offline
 Profile

Joined: Thu Nov 24, 2005 9:06 pm
Posts: 297
Anatomy of a Lawsuit II: Closing Thoughts

http://www.crstoday.com/PDF%20Articles/ ... eaker.html


Top
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 12:43 pm 
Offline
 Profile

Joined: Sat Nov 26, 2005 1:23 pm
Posts: 2080
http://www.ophthalmologytimes.com/ophth ... ?id=306518


"A number of roundtable discussions will address the future of IOLs, the experts' "most nightmarish complications in refractive surgery," refractive limits and considerations for LASIK versus phakic IOLs, surgical correction of presbyopia, and the future of LASIK. Delegates might also want to check out a workshop designed to help refractive surgeons rule out poor surgical candidates, called "How to use topography to rule out keratoconus and stay out of court." "

_________________
Broken Eyes

"The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men." Plato


Top
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 1:57 am 
Offline
 Profile

Joined: Sat Nov 26, 2005 1:23 pm
Posts: 2080
Good grief, the medical literature on this goes back for at least 12 years (probably more, I haven't done the research on this yet!)

Ophthalmology. 1994 Jan;101(1):147-52.


Screening for corneal topographic abnormalities before refractive surgery.

Wilson SE, Klyce SD.

Department of Ophthalmology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas 75235-9057.

PURPOSE: The purpose of this prospective study is to evaluate the corneal topography of patients who sought an opinion regarding refractive surgery for the correction of myopia.

METHODS: Both eyes of 53 patients were evaluated with a topographic modeling system. Forty-two patients wore contact lenses (84 eyes: 36 rigid contact lenses and 48 soft contact lenses). Ten patients (20 eyes) wore glasses alone and one patient (2 eyes) wore neither glasses nor contact lenses for correction of myopia.

RESULTS: Thirty-five (33%) of 106 eyes were found to have abnormal corneal topography. Of the 42 patients (84 eyes) who wore contact lenses, 32 eyes (38%) had irregular astigmatism, loss of radial symmetry, or absence of the normal progressive flattening from the center to the periphery of the cornea, consistent with contact lens-induced corneal warpage. Alterations were more frequent and severe in rigid contact lens wearers. Three patients (5.7%) received a diagnosis of definite keratoconus, a higher incidence than has been reported in the general population. Topographic abnormalities in most, if not all, of the eyes would not have been detected by visual inspection of the photokeratoscopic images alone.

CONCLUSIONS: Appropriate preoperative detection and management of corneal topographic abnormalities are essential steps in every refractive surgical procedure. The overall efficacy and safety of procedures such as radial keratotomy and photorefractive keratectomy likely will be improved once the unpredictable variables of contact lens-induced warpage and occult ectatic disease are eliminated by topographic screening before surgery. Patients with keratoconus may be over-represented in the refractive surgery population due to self-selection.

_________________
Broken Eyes

"The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men." Plato


Top
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 12:51 pm 
Offline
 Profile

Joined: Sat Nov 26, 2005 1:23 pm
Posts: 2080
http://www.eyeworld.org/article.php?sid=3181

EyeWorld, May 2006

Quote:
Stephen D. Klyce, Ph.D., professor of ophthalmology and anatomy, Louisiana State University Eye Center, New Orleans, urged audience members to ?learn the hallmarks of an abnormal person? in terms of his topography when considering LASIK.
?Don?t do LASIK on central keratoconus,? for instance, Dr. Klyce said.
Dr. Klyce also proved that ophthalmology can be funny.
?My daddy always said, ?Don?t trust a man with a saggy bowtie,?? Dr. Klyce said. Bowtie topography also should serve as a red flag when considering a patient for LASIK, he said.

_________________
Broken Eyes

"The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men." Plato


Top
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 3:16 am 
Offline
 Profile

Joined: Sat Nov 26, 2005 1:23 pm
Posts: 2080
http://www.krounerlaw.com/news.html

http://www.krounerlaw.com/images/lawyers%20weekly.pdf

_________________
Broken Eyes

"The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men." Plato


Top
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group  
Design By Poker Bandits