The Lasik Report

Discussion in 'Laser Eye Surgery' started by Jim Hilburger, Dec 12, 2007.

  1. Hi,
    I had lasik performed on my eyes about 2 months ago to correct
    nearsightedness. After reading the Lasik Report, I would agree
    I made a mistake. I now have high order aberrations (glare, night time/
    low light problems) and my visual acuity is not as good as it was with
    my glasses. Is there any possibly that my visual acuity(night time and
    low light) will improve in 3, 6 or 12 months or do I have to get a
    second and third opinion from other ophthalmologist's to find out if my
    lasik vision problems can be corrected. I am concerned, there are
    millions of people that have had lasik done, there must be some success
    stories. I went to a lasik surgeon that "advertised " performing over
    50,000 lasik, lasek and prk surgeries and has a list of educational and
    professional affiliation's. If anyone would like to comment on the Lasik
    Report or my situation, please do.

    Jim Hilburger, Dec 12, 2007
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  2. Jim Hilburger

    Guest Guest

    That so called "lasik report" is a total fabrication. It's made up
    by a couple of very mentally ill people.
    Listen to your doctor, not some idiot on the internet and YOU WILL DO
    Guest, Dec 13, 2007
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  3. Lasik is often more of a six-month process than a 20-Minute Miracle.
    If you had nigh myopia (nearsighted, shortsighted) vision then the
    symptoms you describe are not unusual. The cornea takes time to heal
    and large corrections often induce artifacts in the first few months.

    Even a small amount of corneal edema (inflammation) can cause the
    symptoms you describe. Lasik induced temporary dry eye can cause the
    symptoms you describe or exacerbate other issues, contributing to the
    vision problems you currently experience.
    Our organization's Quality Standards Advisory Committee reviewed
    several peer-review studies, the FDA clinical trials, and the
    experience of thousands of patients to determine that at six months
    postop about 3% of patients have some sort of unresolved complication,
    with about 0.5% being serious complications that require extensive
    management or invasive correction. Dry eye is the most prevalent
    reported complication.
    You may want to seek a second opinion to give you the peace of mind
    that you are in the normal healing process, but don't be surprised if
    you are told it is too soon after surgery to come to any conclusions.
    The vast majority.
    The best asset is a knowledgeable surgeon. It appears that you have
    selected wisely, but it is true that even the very best doctors have
    undesired outcomes. That is not to scare you in particular, but to
    remind others considering surgery that there really are no guarantees.
    This document, while appearing to be researched with citations to
    other articles, is a gross manipulation of the studies and reports it
    cites. As an example, the Lasik Report states:

    "There are permanent adverse effects of LASIK in 100% of cases, even
    in the absence of clinically significant complications."

    This is patently false. Think about all the people who are thrilled
    with their Lasik.

    The Lasik Report was created by Lauranell Burch and Paula Cofer, both
    of whom are included in a court restraining order because of acts
    against me and Lauranell Burch is being sued for publishing my
    personal identity - including Social Security number - on websites she

    Although the conclusions of the Lasik Report are near total fantasy,
    that does not mean that Lasik is not without risk. Each of the studies
    and reports cited in the Lasik Report are valid, but when taken out of
    context can be manipulated into something they are not.

    Whether or not you have "made a mistake" is too early to tell. Waaay
    too early to tell.

    Glenn Hagele
    Executive Director
    USAEyes (R)
    Patient Advocacy Surgeon Certification

    "Consider and Choose With Confidence" (TM)

    Email to glenn dot hagele at usaeyes dot org

    Lasik Bulletin Board

    I am not a doctor.

    Copyright 2007
    All Rights Reserved
    Glenn Hagele -, Dec 14, 2007
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