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The LASIK Nightmare Continues
About 700,000 people a year in the United States get LASIK surgery to “correct” their vision.
Some walk away happy — while others walk away with permanent damage. And, as the website Life After LASIK reports, “Happy LASIK patients may not realize or acknowledge the harm they suffered from LASIK for years; nonetheless, the damage is there.”
Now, in a stunning development, one of the FDA regulators who approved the procedure in the 1990s is publicly expressing concerns about its safety.
Morris Waxler, the former head of the FDA branch responsible for reviewing the data on LASIK, told ABC News in his first television interview that, in hindsight, those side effects were not taken seriously enough.
Life After LASIK notes many long-term problems arising from the surgery, including:
- A permanent weakening of the Cornea, which may lead to ectasia (corneal thinning and bulging) weeks, months, or years later, leading to Loss of Vision
- Severing and destruction of the corneal nerves which stimulate tear production, potentially leading to permanent Dry Eyes
- Future problems when undergoing routine Glaucoma screening and Cataract prompting the FDA to recommend that LASIK patients obtain a copy of their LASIK medical record
- A persistent decrease in Keratoconus Disease (corneal cells): it is unknown how this decrease affects long-term viability of the cornea
It’s not just the surgery itself, it seems, that’s causing problems. In an under regulated, multimillion-dollar industry, shortcuts and mismanagement abound.
Waxler said he thinks the FDA erred in not setting tougher standards for LASIK outcomes: it should have required fewer adverse effects before approval. He thinks the FDA should force manufacturers and Lasik surgeons to be more forthcoming with patients about potential side effects.
"I think we screwed up," Waxler said of the 1998 approvals. "Nobody's going to admit that. Basically, I think people made some of those judgments incorrectly.
We were getting advice from very renowned ophthalmologists -- more renowned than anyone we had in the agency. We dropped the ball with regard to enhancements with in excess of 10% re-treatment rates because there was a great deal of pressure from individual doctors who said they had the freedom as a physician to re-treat when they felt it was necessary for the sight of the patient.
We waffled on that, we collapsed on that issue. In some of the clinical trials we were very tough on particular companies that came in with high re-treatment rates, and none of that got translated into a requirement for all the manufacturers. So I think we screwed up.
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I had Mono-Lasik 5 years ago and I’m fine (I think) but I read reports like this and wonder how many people have a problem.
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