Flawed LASIK

Submitted by: ILoveLove 11 years ago in Misc
http://flawedlasik.com/

The problems with LASIK eye surgery.
There are 27 comments:
Male 2
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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Male 2
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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Male 2
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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Male 11,739
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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Male 645
il stick with contacts thanks
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Female 92
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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Male 1,420
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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Male 1,521
No thanx!
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Female 1,025
BLALALALALALALALALALALALALALA
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Male 9
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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Male 1,866
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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Female 533
^^whoa, turn caps lock off
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Male 2,781
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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Female 27
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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Female 98
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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Female 2,244
This is why I`m too scared to get my eyes fixed. I`d rather be near-sighted than blind
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Female 879
I knew there was something off about shooting a laser into your eye....
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Female 533
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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Male 1,526
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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Male 143
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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Male 1,399
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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Female 190
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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Female 2,144
C`mon, This Guy Is Just Warning People.
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Female 1,172
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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Male 605
I hate to say this, but I heard about this on the Tyra Banks show...lol :D
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Male 560
tomss is a d i c k
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Female 21
Link: Flawed LASIK [Rate Link] - The problems with LASIK eye surgery.
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