FDA Plans to Study the Outcome of Lasik Eye Surgery in Patients

by Savitha C Muppala on  April 26, 2008 at 4:20 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
FDA Plans to Study the Outcome of Lasik Eye Surgery in Patients
Lasik eye surgery has come in for some flak by a few patients who are unhappy with their vision, post surgery. According to the FDA about 5 percent of patients are not happy with the surgery, prompting the agency to embark on a detailed study on Lasik eye surgery patients.

Federal health officials were witness to complaints from patients, disappointed with the quality of vision after lasik eye surgery. They complained of great pain and discomfort. Some of them also experienced double vision and blurred vision post surgery.

According to a patient's really bad experience, since 1998 when he underwent Lasik eye surgery, the patient had "not experienced a moment of crisp, good quality vision since."

Though most patients are happy with the surgery and experience sharper vision, there are still many grappling serious side effects like poor vision and abysmal nocturnal vision.

Nearly 7.6 million Americans have undergone laser vision correction. Some of the patients boast of a 20/20 vision after the corrective procedure.

Even though the FDA has received about 140 complaints from disappointed patients, ophthalmologist Dr. Robert Cykiert enthusiastically supports the treatment and is positive of its benefits for those who meet with the requirements of such a procedure.

Source: Medindia

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But, what if, a patient takes the LAW into their own hands, now ruined and suicidal feeling there is nothing to live for? Doesn't this create an "x" factor for the Lying LASIK Doctors to think about? Does safety now come before money for once? Only time will tell. Basically, the Lying LASIK Doctors have lied in order to save a lawsuit, while pushing the patient past the Statute of Limitations to sue them which is about 2 years usually, all while ruining his patient's eyesight and life.
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