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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 1:12 am 
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FDA examines vision problems reported with Lasik surgery

Wednesday April 23, 6:26 pm ET

By Matthew Perrone, AP Business Writer

FDA takes closer look at blurred vision and other complaints with Lasik eye surgery

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- A decade after it first approved devices for laser eye-correcting surgery, the Food and Drug Administration is taking a closer look at grievances from patients, including blurred vision and dry eyes.


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"My life is a blur," Kantis said. "When I look at a computer screen I see two pages; when I look up at the moon, I see three of them."

Double vision, night-vision disturbances and dry eye are among the side effects outlined in literature given to Lasik patients, but Kantis and others say physicians often gloss over the risks.

"Just before the procedure they shove the informed consent form in front of you, but you just sign it and no one reads the fine print," Kantis said.

An FDA spokeswoman pointed out the agency has no authority over how physicians handle patients. Regulators have agreed to work with the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery on a large-scale study of patients' quality of life after surgery.


Full article at:
http://www.cnbc.com/id/24277357/for/cnbc

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