Man Who Led Team to Approve LASIK Now Says It Was a Mistake Man Who Led Team to Approve LASIK Now Says It Was a Mistake

Years after he left the FDA and met people hurt by the procedure, Morris Waxler says he now sees the risks as too high and wants the FDA to add warnings. The FDA and an industry group respond.Medscape Medical News
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A comparative study of three femtosecond laser platforms showed the LenSx dual-femtosecond laser causes lower intraocular pressure increases and requires shorter surgical time during laser in situ keratomileusis.
Source: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
A 34-year-old male was referred to our Institute for evaluation of his left eye due to corneal ectasia ten years after bilateral LASIK. Three months prior to his referral, the patient had undergone flap lift for the management of interface fluid accumulation. Topography demonstrated post-LASIK corneal ectasia and slit-lamp examination revealed epithelial ingrowth in the stromal interface inferiorly. The patient underwent uneventful combined photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) and corneal cross-linking (CXL) to stabilize the corneal ectasia and improve his functional vision.
Source: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
We report the first case of IFS after uncomplicated phacotrabeculectomy in a patient who had under...
Source: BMC Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Case report Source Type: research
This article critically reviews the available evidence on the biological effects, safety, and clinical benefits of the off-label use of MMC in corneal refractive surgery.
Source: Advances in Therapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Abstract INTRODUCTION: Cardiologic diagnostics in stroke patients is designed to identify heart disease as a potential cause of stroke. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of low ejection fraction (EF) and left ventricular systolic/diastolic dysfunction (LVSD, LVDD) on the neurological state on the 1st day of stroke, as well as post-stroke functional status at 30 days after stroke. PATIENTS AND METHODS: For a prospective study, 162 stroke patients (mean age 74 years) were qualified. They were analysed according to neurological state on the 1st day of stroke, the results of transthoracic echocardi...
Source: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Neurol Neurochir Pol Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVE:: Report the outcomes of laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) for high myopia correction after long-term follow-up. METHODS:: Retrospective, consecutive, clinical study including 70 eyes that underwent LASIK using a 500 Hertz (Hz) repetition rate excimer laser and femtosecond technology for flap creation. Visual, refractive, corneal aberrations, and correlation among the variables were evaluated during 3 years. In addition, 34 eyes were followed during 5 years. RESULTS:: Significant improvement of 17 logMAR lines was observed in uncorrected vision at 5 years (p
Source: European Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Eur J Ophthalmol Source Type: research
Conclusions: The pattern and location of thinning without findings consistent with inflammatory disease suggest that the partial bilateral scleral rupture was because of mechanical damage at the time of LASIK, possibly compounded by the hormonal changes of pregnancy.
Source: Cornea - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
This is a case report of post-laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium abscessus keratitis managed with combined topical amikacin and linezolid, flap amputation and corticosteroids. A 34-year-old female presented a corneal interface infiltrate three weeks following LASIK. Cultures isolated mycobacteria. The infiltrate did not improve under intensive topical therapy and interface irrigation with empiric antibiotics over five weeks, and progressed to severe inflammation and stromal neovascularization.
Source: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Source Type: research
Objective: The aim of the present study was to observe the feasibility and effect of cornea slice acquired from femtosecond laser surgery, small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) as patch graft for the prevention of drainage tube exposure and to compare with the sclera. Methods: The research is a prospective comparative randomized study. Patients who received Ahmed glaucoma valve implantation surgery from August 2015 to January 2017 at the Xiamen Eye Center were randomly divided into 2 groups. Group A (corneal group) included 131 cases (135 eyes), receiving the 3 layers of allogeneic cornea slices as graft. Group ...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Trial/Experimental Study Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS These findings suggest that motives to seek LASIK surgery are not only a desire to correct refractive error but also social factors and confidence in improved surgical technology. The implications for clinicians are to be aware of these multiple motives for LASIK to improve the quality and effectiveness of health services for myopia patients.
Source: Optometry and Vision Science - Category: Opthalmology Tags: ORIGINAL INVESTIGATIONS Source Type: research
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