Exposing the LASIK Scam

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 Post subject: Patients suffer emotionally from visual disturbances
PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2008 12:42 am 
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http://www.revophth.com/index.asp?page=1_13761.htm

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?Most people with unwanted visual images just quietly suffer,? he says. ?They are told that they are fine and that their vision is good. Until they are specifically asked, they don?t bring up these different images. I almost have to put on the hat of being a psychiatrist rather than an ophthalmologist in these situations. The first thing you have to do is listen. I?ve had these patients break down in tears when they feel that somebody understands what they are going through.?

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2008 1:19 am 
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Interesting article.
It looks like all these eye surgeries have a lot of risks in common.
Of course it would be easier to live with if it were from an unavoidable necessary surgery rather than one sold to someone with perfectly correctable vision purely for profit when they know it's harmful.
I remember the days when my vision never ever crossed my mind. sigh :wink:


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In this patient's story, his complications finally resolved, but I am posting it as an example of how devastating refractive surgery complications can be:

http://49ersfaithful.net/community/blog ... 306&uid=22

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I had surgery on my eyes, and it was the most traumatic experience of my life. I had PRK surgery, which is basically LASIK but where they have to reshape your cornea.

I was miserable! I stopped going to treatment because I couldn?t go out in the daytime. I had to sleep in my closet for at least two weeks. I thank god that most of the time it was grey skies outside, because I couldn?t take light. I couldn?t drive, not even at night. It was all bad.

Also, I just had started playing Brain Age and they had recorded my age at 70-something so I was trying to get down to a 20-year old, but once I had surgery, I couldn?t play and it was a miserable month.

Manny and I had started watching this new show The Shield, but I couldn?t watch television so I was in the living room trying to listen to it and it was so frustrating. On top of that, I had just bought one of those huge Hi-Def televisions and I couldn?t even enjoy it at all.

Christmas had just gone by and so I had all of these new games to play and I couldn?t play any of them either.

I was mad and it was real terrible that whole time. My eyes were burning, I was on pain pills, and my eyes still hurt for at least four weeks. It was just terrible, the whole experience.

I thought it was going to be horrible for forever and on my fourth week I came in and talked to Ferg (our athletic trainer Jeff Ferguson) and told him I couldn?t stand it anymore. I told him I was losing it, but Ferg had the same procedure on his eye and he told me to calm down and that it was going to be alright. He really calmed me down at that point because I really did almost lose it.

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