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 Post subject: trustedlasiksurgeons press release on fda hearings
PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 12:40 am 
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 Post subject: 'Trusted LASIK surgeons' an oxymoron?
PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 12:54 am 
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These so-called 'trusted LASIK surgeons' disingenuously indicated that only 140 patients complained to the FDA about LASIK - of millions who have had the procedure. But no one tells damaged patients where to complain! Only a few find the well-hidden FDA Maude database.

Good grief, hundreds of patients have complained to me personally. I find a new damaged LASIK patient where ever I go in my community. Coworkers, hairdressers, animal care workers, a licensed massage therapist... damaged LASIK patients really are everywhere. The surgery is just so damn profitable that it's hard to get anyone to take this problem on.

Newsflash for 'trusted LASIK surgeons' - there is no way to improve on LASIK because cutting a flap in a healthy cornea causes permanent and unacceptable damage and is medically unsound. You all know this, so stop cutting flaps in healthy eyes!

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LASIK Surgeon Pioneers and Innovators from Trusted LASIK Surgeons Directory Discuss FDA Panel Review of LASIK

Trusted LASIK Surgeons asked a few of the refractive surgery experts who are listed in its LASIK Surgeons Directory to comment on the recently concluded FDA's Ophthalmic Device Panel hearing on LASIK. San Diego LASIK Surgeon Dr. Perry Binder of Gordon Binder Weiss Vision Institute, Dr. Daniel Durrie of Durrie Vision in Kansas City, Dr. James J. Salz, President of Trusted LASIK Surgeons and Laser Vision Medical Associates in Los Angeles, and Atlanta LASIK Surgeon Dr. George O. Waring, III of InView Vision, generally agreed that the FDA panel will lead to better outcomes from LASIK eye surgery, and thereby benefit both patients and surgeons alike. Each surgeon provided some additional insights into LASIK and the FDA panel.

Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) May 15, 2008 -- Trusted LASIK Surgeons recently consulted a few of the top LASIK research experts listed in its Lasik Surgeons Directory on the implications of the recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Ophthalmic Devices Panel hearing on LASIK.

the FDA hearing addressed some serious issues concerning patient education, since it is vitally important for each patient and surgeon to agree on expectations before any refractive surgery procedure.
An estimated 7.6 million people have been treated with LASIK in the United States. 140 of these people made written complaints to the FDA. This hearing on LASIK included statements from some of these patients who suffered complications from LASIK. The Ophthalmic Devices Panel (which is part of a greater panel studying LASIK) concluded that the FDA should warn the public more clearly about the risks associated with LASIK surgery.

Trusted LASIK Surgeons conferred with several highly accomplished refractive surgeons listed in its Lasik Directory. These LASIK surgeons agreed the hearing will benefit patients and doctors alike and shared a few general conclusions. The FDA review helped to highlight the main reasons for dissatisfaction in the small number of patients after LASIK, which include dry eyes, nighttime glare and halos around lights, and less than accurate outcomes. Fortunately, advances in LASIK surgery are addressing each of these issues and greatly reducing the frequency with which they occur. These LASIK expert surgeons emphasized that properly performed LASIK on appropriate candidates has a high risk-to-benefit ratio and remains one of the safest, most effective elective procedures currently available. Each of these LASIK surgeons then provided some additional thoughts.

Refractive expert researcher, inventor, San Diego LASIK Surgeon Dr. Perry Binder of Gordon Binder Weiss Vision Institute located in California believes that the panel "appropriately responded to those patients that had, in their opinions, an unsatisfactory response to LASIK surgery. We now have the opportunity to perform an updated, prospective study of what has been demonstrated to be the safest surgical procedure currently performed worldwide," Dr. Binder continued. "The outcome of the hearing will make LASIK outcomes even better as surgeons and patients alike carefully assess expectations and the preoperative condition of the eyes."

Leading refractive surgery researcher and innovator Dr. Daniel Durrie in Kansas City of Durrie Vision highlighted the importance of patient education and ongoing research. He indicated that "the FDA hearing addressed some serious issues concerning patient education, since it is vitally important for each patient and surgeon to agree on expectations before any refractive surgery procedure." Dr. Durrie, who has conducted numerous FDA investigative studies concerning laser vision correction devices, added that "ongoing research and advances in vision correction are continuing to resolve many of the complaints that were addressed in the hearing, such as dry eye, halos, and double vision. With the evolution of Intralase thin flap wavefront LASIK, the most advanced form of LASIK, the incidence of these side effects and the percentage of enhancements have been drastically reduced."

Beverly Hills LASIK Surgeon, James J. Salz, MD, President of Trusted LASIK Surgeons, and Laser Vision Medical Associates in California had personally examined and communicated with several the individuals who testified before the panel. According to Dr Salz, "some of these patients were not properly screened and should not have had been treated with LASIK. Others were operated on at high volume LASIK centers where surgeon involvement in the examination is often minimal." Dr. Salz, who has been extensively recognized for his research in LASIK, acknowledged that "while side effects and complications can happen, they are rarely permanent. In addition, a true loss of vision from LASIK, one that cannot be corrected, is exceedingly rare."

A true visionary in the field of refractive surgery, Atlanta LASIK Surgeon George O. Waring, III, MD, who practices at InView Vision in Atlanta, Georgia highlighted some positive outcomes from the hearing. "The review of over 2,000 published abstracts in a meta-analysis by Charleston LASIK Surgeon Kerry Solomon, MD (a South Carolina refractive surgeon also listed at Trusted LASIK Surgeons) and his team showed that over the past 15 years, satisfaction rates with LASIK worldwide have been consistently high at 95%. A detailed look at the 5% of dissatisfied patients showed that many would have the procedure again, even though the outcome is not completely satisfying to them at this point. This makes LASIK the elective surgical procedure with the highest patient rating and acceptance.

Dr. Waring concluded that "one of the best things to come out of the FDA review is the establishment of a task force involving four of the major groups in ophthalmology: the FDA, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the National Institute - a level of cooperation unprecedented in the history of ophthalmology! The development of better questionnaires to assess patient satisfaction will accrue a benefit to both patients and surgeons in order to continue to improve the results of LASIK surgery.
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 Post subject: Re: 'Trusted LASIK surgeons' an oxymoron?
PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 5:19 pm 
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A true visionary in the field of refractive surgery, Atlanta LASIK Surgeon George O. Waring, III, MD, who practices at InView Vision in Atlanta, Georgia highlighted some positive outcomes from the hearing. "The review of over 2,000 published abstracts in a meta-analysis by Charleston LASIK Surgeon Kerry Solomon, MD (a South Carolina refractive surgeon also listed at Trusted LASIK Surgeons) and his team showed that over the past 15 years, satisfaction rates with LASIK worldwide have been consistently high at 95%. A detailed look at the 5% of dissatisfied patients showed that many would have the procedure again, even though the outcome is not completely satisfying to them at this point. This makes LASIK the elective surgical procedure with the highest patient rating and acceptance.


Kerry Solomon and his group DID NOT use 2,000 studies in their 95.4% "global" satisfaction meta-analysis. They used 19 studies with a total of 2,199 patients. Let's see, if 16.3 million patients have had LASIK globally, their study looked at .013% of the total, which is a tiny drop in the bucket sample of patients treated by surgeons who publish in peer-reviewed literature, not patients treated by Joe Laser who took a weekend course or works for a LASIK mill.

.013%.

No wonder they work so well with the FDA.

For more information about satisfaction after LASIK see:
http://www.lasikcomplications.com/Patie ... ction.html

And let's not forget who is on the list of "trusted LASIK surgeons":
http://www.trustedlasiksurgeons.com/cha ... tor_ID=206

By the way, for the benefit of those who weren't there, Kerry Solomon didn't even stick around long enough to take questions from the panel about the .013% satisfaction survey.

If you're trying to hide something, I guess it's better not to put yourself in the position of having to answer questions in front of the media about your study.

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 Post subject: not surprising
PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2008 2:44 am 
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Is it any surprise how callous and arrogant these people can be,knowing how they make a living? No.
It does however,make me furious to see them continue in a campaign of lies and disinformation so they can keep up what they are doing. For one reason only. :!:


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Refractive surgery sure seems very lucrative. It's as much a business as it is 'medicine.'


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 Post subject: Dr. Kerry Solomon legally blinded young marine in both eyes
PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 3:22 am 
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Dr. Kerry Solomon assured a young marine who desired uncorrected 20/20 vision to reach his goal to become a pilot that he'd 'fix him right up'. What Dr. Kerry Solomon actually did to this young man is to permanently ruin his vision in both eyes.

This young marine lost his job as a helicopter mechanic because he didn't have the visual acuity to perform the job safely. He lost his military job and pension, his civilian job... and can't afford to live in his own home.

After wreaking this carnage and the ensuing lawsuit, Dr. Kerry Solomon then had the nerve to appear before the FDA to discuss 'quality of life' for refractive surgery patients.

Dr. Kerry Solomon should be reminded every day of the reduced quality of life experienced by his damaged patient, Mr. Lance Syner, to whom Dr. Kerry Solomon paid a settlement.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 2:57 am 
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From "Scientist" above:

[quote]Newsflash for 'trusted LASIK surgeons' - there is no way to improve on LASIK because cutting a flap in a healthy cornea causes permanent and unacceptable damage and is medically unsound. You all know this, so stop cutting flaps in healthy eyes!

This is a message worth repeating and a message that does not make it to the public at large nearly enough. This is why Lasik should not be performed, not because some doctors(?) are more or less qualified at a procedure that can be learned at a weekend seminar.


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lasik is only one scary refractive surgery. they approved IOLs even though the rate of endothelial cell loss is scary...it's a business. it's all about money. the health of your cornea is irrelevant.


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