Exposing the LASIK Scam

Herzig Eye Institute
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Author:  Bill [ Sun Mar 25, 2007 11:35 pm ]
Post subject:  Herzig Eye Institute

This link contains false and misleading advertising of wavefront custom LASIK.


Using WaveScan technology, originally developed for use in high-powered telescopes to reduce distortions when viewing distant objects in space, doctors can now identify, measure, and correct imperfections in an individual?s eyes 25 times more precisely than with standard methods used for glasses and contact lenses.

The word "correct" is false. All lasers systems have been shown to increase, not decrease, higher order aberrations. Use of the word "treat", even though misleading, would be more accurate. The laser does attempt to treat the aberrations, but in reality it makes aberrations worse.

With the VISX Wavefront-guided CustomVue? system, our surgeons are able to measure and correct the unique imperfections of each individual?s vision with the goal of helping our patients achieve a far better visual quality than what they are currently experiencing with glasses or contacts.

Again, they use the word "correct". Read the clinical trials or the published peer-reviewed literature. LASIK does not correct pre-operative higher order aberrations in normal eyes -- it makes them worse. Wavefront guided LASIK increases aberrations less than conventional LASIK, but it still increases them. So to say it "corrects" visual imperfections is absolutely false and misleading.

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