Hope for Lasik Complications Patients

Conductive keratoplasty (CK) is intended to correct mild hyperopia using low energy radio waves. The waves shrink tissue and slightly change the curvature of the cornea. Unfortunately, these treatments, like other refractive surgeries, can produce an irregular cornea that distort vision, instead of improving it.

The image below shows LASIK over CK.

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Because the Lasik flap "seals but never heals," the flap no longer contributes to the structural integrity of the cornea. As a result, the intraocular pressure which helps the eye maintain its shape pushes against a much thinner wall of stromal tissue. Sometimes this results in a condition called ectasia, where the wall of the eye balloons, like a hernia. Surgeons have attempted to treat this condition with "intacs," but these metal inserts can certainly do more harm than good, and may need to be removed. .

Before LASIK, there was RK, and RK was believed to be safe and effective, just like LASIK. Over one million RKs were done in the USA. Unfortunately, RK corneas tend to develop what is termed "hyperopic drift," which is a progressive flattening of the central cornea over time.

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Critics of Lasik

dr. oz speaks out against LasikIn this video, Dr. Oz speaks out about lack of safety with LASIK, noting that half of patients are back in glasses in just a few years.

Dr. Morris Waxler against LASIKDr. Morris Waxler led the clinical trials at FDA when LASIK was approved. Dr. Waxler now says on his website, HelpStopLasik.com, that the Lasik industry deceived the FDA about the safety of LASIK. It's not a matter of choosing the right doctor. Lasik is simply unsafe in any circumstance. In the videos below, he is interviewed by prominent news organizations:

UPDATE July 28th 2014. Morris Waxler requests reconsideration of rejected petition to ban LASIK. See Waxler's important comments here

"People who say it can't be done
shouldn't interrupt the guy doing it."
-- Roger D. Davis, PhD

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In addition to being an eye care provider, under the direction of Dr. Edward Boshnick, The Global Vision Rehabilitation Center is also a teaching resource for contact lens specialists visiting us from all parts of North America. At the present time, Dr. Boshnick is adjunct professor of contact lenses at the following Optometry colleges:

  • 1. Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University
  • 2. New England College of Optometry
  • 3. Southern College of Optometry