Hope for Lasik Complications Patients

A Few Words To Patients Who Underwent LASIK And Are Now Experiencing Floaters In Addition To Vision Loss

If you underwent LASIK surgery, the risk of floaters (also known as vitreous floaters) will always be there, even years after having undergone this surgery. When a patient undergoes LASIK, the pressure within the eye is increased dramatically for a brief period of time. This has to be done in order to create the LASIK flap. When the procedure is finished, the pressure within the eye is lowered to it's normal status. However, the internal ocular tissues can be "shaken up" during the LASIK procedure. Many years later, the liquid-gel interior of the eye known as the vitreous, can break down or pull away from the retina causing the patient to notice flashing lights and/ or floaters. If you notice this it is very important that an appointment with a fellowship trained retina specialist is made as soon as possible. A dilated fundus (retinal) examination will need to be done along with an evaluation with an instrument known as an Ocular Coherence Tomographer. This technology will allow the retinal specialist to evaluate all of the layers of the retina to make sure that the interior tissues are intact and that no retinal tear or detachment is present. If the floaters become too pronounced for you to function visually, your retina specialist may be able to help you. The main point that I want to make here is not to delay in making the appointment with the retina specialist.

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Only about 50% of Physicians fully satisfied with their LASIK

The article below represents an important milestone in the study of the safety and efficacy of LASIK. The article shows that only 50% of physicians are fully satisfied with LASIK. At 45%, a large percentage are satisfied overall, but still have complaints about the procedure. About 5% say they are unsatisfied, and 1% regard their ability to perform surgery reduced.

Laser vision correction among physicians: "the proof of the pudding is in the eating". Mamalis N. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2014 Mar;40(3):343-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrs.2014.01.023.

Excerpt: "One hundred thirty-two physicians who responded to the survey reported an overall satisfaction rate of 95.3%... The physicians also responded to questions regarding issues with their vision following surgery, including difficulty with night driving, glare, or other ocular symptoms. In every category of ocular symptoms studied, fewer than 50% of the respondents said they experienced trouble; the most frequently reported items were eyes feeling irritated (50%), glare (43%), halos (41%), and seeing in dim light (35.2%)."

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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