Thousands Have Been Harmed by Lasik Eye Surgery
harmed by Lasik eye surgery recently told federal health advisers
stories of severe eye pain, blurred vision and even a son’s suicide.
The advisers recommended that the government warn more clearly about
the risks of the popular operations.
About 700,000 Americans a year undergo the elective laser
surgery. Of those, several thousand suffer serious, life-changing side
effects, such as worse vision, severe dry eye, glare, and inability to
drive at night.
Colin Dorrian, a law school student from suburban
Philadelphia, endured six years of eye pain and impaired vision before
he finally killed himself in 2007. Matt Kotsovolos’ operation was
classified as successful even though he has suffered from debilitating
and unremitting eye pain for two years.
The FDA advisers recommended that warnings for would-be Lasik patients:
Add photographs that illustrate what people suffering certain side effects actually see
Clarify how often patients suffer different side effects
Make more understandable the conditions that should disqualify someone from Lasik
Spell out that anyone whose
nearsightedness is fixed by Lasik is guaranteed to need reading glasses
in middle age, which could be avoided if they skip Lasik.
|Dr. Mercola’s Comments:|
Lasers can do some pretty amazing things, but you should never let anybody use them on your eyes.
Lasik surgery is a procedure that permanently changes the shape of
Many people think that Lasik surgery will simply and quickly result in perfect vision. That simply is not the case at all.
Even when successful, the procedure leads to at least six months of
Lasik surgery does absolutely nothing to treat the underlying causes
Fortunately, there are effective alternatives. In my late 40’s, I
What I used was a technique called the
According to Dr. Bates’ teachings, the
It worked so well for me that I now offer the Secrets of Regaining Vision Naturally Program, so