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Date: 02/19/06 02:14 AM

27 Responses to Flawed LASIK

  1. Profile photo of ILoveLove
    ILoveLove Female 18-29
    21 posts
    February 18, 2006 at 8:22 pm
    Link: Flawed LASIK - The problems with LASIK eye surgery.
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    MiligrmSmile Male 13-17
    560 posts
    February 19, 2006 at 2:17 am
    tomss is a d i c k
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    chestertheje Male 13-17
    605 posts
    February 19, 2006 at 2:18 am
    I hate to say this, but I heard about this on the Tyra Banks show...lol :D
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    CmdrBittles Female 18-29
    1173 posts
    February 19, 2006 at 3:34 am
    Nothing is foolproof..sucks to be him..but he takes that chance getting a surgery he doesn`t really need. He just didn`t want to wear glasses anymore...
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    cruxshadows Female 18-29
    2144 posts
    February 19, 2006 at 4:04 am
    C`mon, This Guy Is Just Warning People.
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    xyra1 Female 18-29
    190 posts
    February 19, 2006 at 8:53 am
    I`ve thought about possibly getting this done, but there are so many risks involved. Sure a lot of people have been successful with these types of operations, but I`m still concerned on what could happen 5, 10, even 15 years from the date of the operation. Contact lenses and glasses can be an inconvenience at times, but I think I`d rather stick with them than risk having something bad happen to my eye sight.
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    Baelzar Male 40-49
    1399 posts
    February 19, 2006 at 10:26 am
    LASIK worked perfectly for me. Perfectly.

    And I had 20/600 eyesight. That`s effectively blind. Couldn`t drive a car, read a book, watch TV, hell, even recognize a person across the room without my glasses.

    Now? No glasses. I can count the antennae on top of the mountains. Perfect vision.

    OF COURSE THERE ARE RISKS. The cut a flap out of your eye, fold it back, then BURN OFF PART OF YOUR CORNEA. You can actually smell the flesh burning.

    It`s surgery, not eye drops. There is risk involved. I think the reward outweighs it.

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    JonKemper Male 18-29
    143 posts
    February 19, 2006 at 12:30 pm
    I wear glasses, have done since i was 10. I cant see anything without them, but i feel that the cost and risks involved are not worth it. So what if i have to wear glasses, at least i can see. If i went for Laser surgery on my eyes i could end up losing all vision. I know what i would choose.

    I now have a pair of ultralight memory metal glasses, which i can wear even while im asleep ( yep happens quite often, I forget im wearing them :P). I can completeley distort the frames and they spring back to the shape they should be.

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    Ajikan Male 18-29
    1526 posts
    February 19, 2006 at 12:34 pm
    hmmmm. i dont trust poorly designd webbpages.
    and i am thinking aout doing eye surgery....but maybe an alternative to laser, put lenses just over the cornia
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    TokenBabe Female 30-39
    533 posts
    February 19, 2006 at 12:36 pm
    Baelzar said, "It`s surgery, not eye drops. There is risk involved. I think the reward outweighs it."

    He is entitles to his opinion, but it doesn`t do a fat load of good to the people who have been maimed, wounded and crippled by this surgery. You are simply saying those things because yours turned out okay.

    My friend is blind because of Lasik.

    Blind.

    Never see his wife`s or children`s faces again, never drive, no sunsets...nothing.

    He is very intelligent and researched the hell out of the surgery. He got referrals, called the CMA, the BBB, and it still went horribly, tragically wrong. Read some of the other stories on these websites.

    It`s fine that your surgery turned out `perfectly`. You are the exception to the rule.

    Try to be a tad more empathetic, hmmm?

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    GypsyCassie Female 18-29
    880 posts
    February 19, 2006 at 1:15 pm
    I knew there was something off about shooting a laser into your eye....
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    KikiPeepers Female 30-39
    2247 posts
    February 19, 2006 at 1:28 pm
    This is why I`m too scared to get my eyes fixed. I`d rather be near-sighted than blind
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    SillyRocker Female 13-17
    98 posts
    February 19, 2006 at 1:33 pm
    My dad had LASIK and now he has what is doctor decribed as suer-human vision. It`s funny. But, there ARE siks. Poor guy.
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    HappyEmo1 Female 13-17
    27 posts
    February 19, 2006 at 2:25 pm
    Hoorah for contact lenses!

    I have glasses, and I hate them. So I got contacts. If the only reason was because I didn`t like how glasses looked on me, I wouldn`t get surgery. That`s why contacts are good. :-)

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    AFTERSHOCK Male 18-29
    2783 posts
    February 19, 2006 at 6:12 pm
    MAN IT WOULD REALLY SUCK TO NOT BE ABLE TO SEE, I WEAR CONTACTS AND BEEN THINKING ABOUT GETTING LASIKD, I HAVE 4 FRIENDS THAT USED TO BE BLIND AS HELL AND NOW THEY`RE LIKE 15/20, THEY KEEP TELLING ME TO TRY IT, I PROBABLY WILL BUT IT`S GONNA BE 1 EYE FIRST THEN THE OTHER IF IT DOESN`T GO GOOD...AT LEAST I`LL HAVE ONE `GOOD` EYE... I CAN WEAR AN EYEPATCH OR GET LIKE A `BORG` IMPLANT.. OR HAVE IT PULLED OUT...OR OR...
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    catlvr887 Female 13-17
    533 posts
    February 19, 2006 at 6:17 pm
    ^^whoa, turn caps lock off
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    shizzaster Male 13-17
    1866 posts
    February 19, 2006 at 6:23 pm
    its called mother freaking contacts. if ur a lazy bum then u deserved it... and how do u type and create a webesite? ur gifted!
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    machtig Male 30-39
    9 posts
    February 19, 2006 at 6:55 pm
    Its always a good idea to get a second opinion on any surgery, and I would stay away from the discount surgery places. Nobody shops around for discount heart surgeons.
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    12gaugelove Female 13-17
    1025 posts
    February 19, 2006 at 7:02 pm
    BLALALALALALALALALALALALALALA
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    AVDPhoenix Male 30-39
    1522 posts
    February 19, 2006 at 7:14 pm
    No thanx!
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    sertrbl Male 18-29
    1422 posts
    February 19, 2006 at 7:44 pm
    hmmmm... not trying to critisize: "with a laser unapproved by the FDA for commercial use"
    well if you know it was un-approved by the FDA then why did you use it?
    plus, you took a risk. it backfired. now you think everytime someone gets lasik done that its gunna backfire. what about people like Baelzar? it worked for them, maybe theyre just lucky. i think its a great thing to warn people abotu the risks, and even state your opinion about it. but dont just assume that you should never get it, or that it always fails. if you dont want the chance of going blind, then dont get lasik. simple as that.
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    hazy_clear Female 18-29
    92 posts
    February 20, 2006 at 12:45 am
    He`s blind... yet managed to make a website?

    Like any other surgery, there are risks. Both of my brothers got this surgery, and they see perfectly now.

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    p-ball4life Male 18-29
    645 posts
    February 20, 2006 at 1:54 am
    il stick with contacts thanks
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11742 posts
    February 20, 2006 at 11:38 pm
    Yeah it may not work. Nothing is foolproof, nothing is 100% safe. It IS surgery. Duh. I do feel for the guy, but if he didn`t know the risks involved, he`s an idiot. Don`t just trust one doctor. Do research and be at least a little educated. Ask questions and don`t do it if you aren`t ok with the answers.
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    jokermage Male 18-29
    2 posts
    February 24, 2006 at 12:56 am
    The FTC`s site is a bit more balanced. They don`t downplay the risks, and even recommend not getting the surgery if you are unsure about it. Some LASIK alternatives are listed near the end. If you are fine with glasses or contacts, don`t even consider the surgery.

    http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/health/lasik.htm

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    lasiksucks4u Male 40-49
    2 posts
    March 1, 2006 at 3:28 pm
    Just to clear a few up regarding my situation...
    Most LASIK casualties are not properly informed of ALL of the risks, and to this day are still not. I was not a candidate for LASIK, even though the doctors stated many times that I was. Yes, the laser was investigational and not approved by the FDA, but clinical trials are how they become approved. When you have doctors that work outside the scope of those trials, and violate standards, protocols, and federal regulations, that is where the problems come from. There are many doctors who do not abide by the rules, and are doing this procedure "for the love of money". Yes, it was elective, and it was my choice...but it was all based on lies. There are many other casualties saying the same. It`s not that I`m against LASIK, I`m just trying to help others avoid the same.
    Dom
    http://www.lasiksucks4u.com
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    lasiksucks4u Male 40-49
    2 posts
    March 1, 2006 at 3:29 pm
    http://www.lasiksucks4u.com has studies posted related to refractive surgery, most of them since 2004. If LASIK or any other refractive surgery is what you`re looking for, you might want to read them. If you have any doubt or are hesitant, then a 2nd or even 3rd opinion would be recommended. Dry eye issues are becomming more frequent, and right now, most drops and steroids are not that effective. Do your homework first...it might work in most people, but is it really worth the risk?

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