Exposing the LASIK Scam

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 Post subject: add lasik to the equation and you'll have extremely dry eyes
PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2007 9:11 pm 
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"Dry eye syndrome could be on the rise, and it may be correlated with the use of common systemic medications, according to a physician speaking at the Ocular Drug and Surgical Therapy Update meeting here.

?Conservatively, one to two patients in your office out of every 10 will statistically and epidemiologically carry a diagnosis of dry eye. This will make up a large percentage of your patient population,? Michael S. Conners, MD, PhD, said ?[A high percentage] of patients are on medications. These medications are going to impact dry eye considerably.?
Women have a greater prevalence of dry eye than men, and that prevalence tends to go up with increasing age, Dr. Conners said."


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2007 12:24 am 
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"Marguerite B. McDonald, MD, devoted her entire address during the Late Breaking News segment of the Subspecialty Day to a discussion of this emerging complication. She noted several possible explanations for this phenomenon. These include exacerbation of pre-existing dry eye by the use of multiple medications after LASIK, including steroids; the possibility that previous contact lens use has disrupted normal corneal physiology; and the possibility that hormonal changes from menopause or birth control pills may be to blame in some women."


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