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 Post subject: Re-use of microkeratome blades
PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 1:20 pm 

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A black eye for refractive surgery

by Gregory Sandler Contributing Editor

The standards of care regarding the use of microkeratomes and microkeratome blades is the central issue in a pending class-action lawsuit that has been filed against LaserVue Eyecenter, its founder, Jay Bansal, MD, and his wife and partner, Swati Singh, MD. The case, which has received national media attention, came to light after a former employee alerted California public health officials that LaserVue physicians were using the same microkeratome blade on consecutive patients and reusing microkeratome heads, including suction rings, without autoclaving them between procedures.

Read the entire article at http://www.eyeworld.org/article.php?sid=1820


"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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