Exposing the LASIK Scam

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 Post subject: Alphagan
PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 3:16 pm 

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Is there a milder drug that does the same thing as Alphagan? Alphagan works but it really makes my eyes itch bad while I have it in.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 5:02 pm 

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Try diluting it with artificial tears. That's what I do. Put a drop or two of preservative-free tears in your eye, and without blinking, add a drop of Alphagan, then close your eye for about 10 seconds, then add another drop or two of artificial tears -- it's ok if it spills over at this point. After a few minutes use artificial tears again.

This method should reduce the irritation.

Broken Eyes

"The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men." Plato

 Post subject: Pilocarpine
PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 4:48 pm 

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You may also ask your doctor about trying dilute pilocarpine solution. You should be forewarned that use of pilocarpine has been associated with retinal detachment.

No idea how big a risk use of a very dilute solution would be over the long term... it is also associated with headaches and ocular surface irritation.

Once you have a bad LASIK outcome the answer isn't as simple as pupil shrinking drops. They have side effects.
Alphagan loses its effectiveness with continued use and can actually produce a rebound effect where pupils become enlarged. Aaack!

Isn't it interesting that LASIK surgeons claim that pupil size doesn't matter, and then hand you pupil shrinking drugs when you have post-LASIK visual disturbances? Hmmmm.

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark. The real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. -Plato

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