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  • Opinions on Lasik Surgery

    05/31/2011 4:04:02 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 95 replies
    Freerepublic ^ | 05/31/2011 | Oshkalaboomboom
    My wife would like to get Lasik surgery to correct her farsightedness. I haven't really paid much attention to it since it first became common but back then I remember reading that, while it corrected your vision to 20/20 in the near term, over time your vision could actually end up being worse than it would have been if you didn't get it corrected in the first place and just aged naturally. Have they improved the technology to the point where that is no longer a problem? I have read up on the procedure but most of the sites are...
  • Is LASIK Eye Surgery Safe? FDA Scientist Regrets Saying 'Yes'

    02/12/2011 8:33:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 103 replies
    Politics Daily ^ | 2/12/11 | Bonnie Goldstein
    In Washington, D.C., a culture that embraces regulatory oversight and rule-making and where bureaucracies are everywhere, no federal agency is more warren-like than the Food and Drug Administration, which regulates the safety and efficacy of food, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and medical devices. The health and well-being of every American depends on the FDA's rigorous collecting, sifting and interpreting of data to approve products ranging from those that cure nail fungus to devices that electronically zap the brain to relieve anxiety. FDA regulators are scientist bureaucrats who tirelessly navigate the tedious but essential world between reports and medicine in a poorly lit...
  • Could LASIK Lead to 'Permanent Vision Problems'?

    09/22/2010 1:08:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 86 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | 9/22/10 | Kim Carollo
    A former Food and Drug Administration official who helped get the vision correction surgery LASIK approved back in the 1990s but later spoke out against the procedure is taking his concerns directly to current regulators at the FDA. Morris Waxler, who is now an independent regulatory consultant, filed a citizens petition today urging the agency to take steps to stop what he calls "the epidemic of permanent vision problems" caused by LASIK. Waxler's petition implores the FDA to take actions to crack down on the procedure, including issuing a public health advisory that warns the public about the dangers associated...
  • How to Fix Health Care - Lasik surgery for the medical debate (private sector = reduced costs)

    02/17/2010 8:23:38 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 9 replies · 377+ views
    Reason.TV video 8 minutes 43 seconds ^ | December 2nd, 2009 | Produced by Paul Feine and Meredith Bragg. Hosted by Nick Gillespie
    Can a market-based health care system work? We can begin to answer this question by looking at Lasik, a medical procedure that's not covered by health insurance. And has gotten better—and cheaper—over time. "How to Fix Health Care" proposes three simple reforms that will put us on a path to a health-care system that's better, more affordable, and more accessible. And get this—these market-based reforms can be implemented without creating new government programs or raising taxes.
  • PRK vs. LASIK - your experiences with both

    07/13/2009 9:32:13 PM PDT · by Treeless Branch · 40 replies · 2,794+ views
    Me | July 13, 2009 | Me
    Was told by lasik surgeon today that my corneas are ok for lasik, but are too thin for a touch-up if one was needed. He recommends PRK. Based on my research, both procedures are safe and effective with some dotors even saying that PRK is more so. I'd appreciate your toughts and experiences. Thanks.
  • LASIK Surgery for "Barack Hussein Obama" (Funniest BC article ever!)

    01/18/2009 7:21:30 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 15 replies · 1,196+ views
    PR WEB ^ | 01/18/2009 | Rajesh Khanna, MD
    Rajesh Khanna, MD Believe in Khanna LASIK and change (improve) vision especially if you are named Barack Hussein Obama. (Vocus/PRWEB ) January 18, 2009 -- In honor of the Presidential Inauguration on Tuesday, January 20, Khanna Institute of LASIK Surgery is offering free LASIK surgery to any US citizen named "Barack Hussein Obama". "This is a historic moment in American and world history," says Dr. Khanna. "I can relate to the emotions that President Elect Obama must be experiencing. My father was also a non-US citizen." Dr. Khanna has helped people with lazy eyes stimulate their vision by performing LASIK...
  • Perfect Vision, via Surgery, Is Helping and Hurting Navy

    06/19/2006 10:21:54 PM PDT · by neverdem · 18 replies · 1,497+ views
    NY Times ^ | June 20, 2006 | DAVID S. CLOUD
    BETHESDA, Md., June 17 — Almost every Thursday during the academic year, a bus carrying a dozen or so Naval Academy midshipmen leaves Annapolis for the 45-minute drive to Bethesda, where Navy doctors perform laser eye surgery on them, one after another, with assembly-line efficiency. Nearly a third of every 1,000-member Naval Academy class now undergoes the procedure, part of a booming trend among military personnel with poor vision. Unlike in the civilian world, where eye surgery is still largely done for convenience or vanity, the procedure's popularity in the armed forces is transforming career choices and daily life in...
  • LASIK surgery can cause double vision

    03/11/2003 2:38:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies · 786+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | March 11, 2003 | Steve Mitchell
    http://www.NewsAndOpinion.com | (UPI) Vision-correcting LASIK surgery can cause double vision, but this problem can be minimized if ophthalmologists exclude people with certain eye conditions from undergoing the procedure, two eye experts said in a study released Monday. "People who have a history (of particular eye disorders) are at higher risk, and they should call that to the attention of their doctor," Dr. Burton Kushner, an ophthalmologist at the University of Wisconsin in Madison and lead author on the study, told United Press International. The patients also should ask if they are likely to have double vision after the surgery, Kushner...
  • FREEPER ADVICE REQUEST: LASIK/LASEK Surgery

    10/02/2004 4:42:54 PM PDT · by mattdono · 5 replies · 285+ views
    October 2, 2004 | mattdono
    Good evening, FRiends. I have been considering getting laser eye surgery to correct my vision (ahsytigmatism (sp?)). Any FREEPERs have any advice on this procedure? Is there any major drawbacks? Would you do it again? P.S. If you don't mind disclosing, how much did the procedure cost?
  • Humidity takes blame for repeat Lasik procedures

    07/08/2004 5:52:31 AM PDT · by Max Combined · 16 replies · 1,363+ views
    HoustonChronicle.com ^ | July 7, 2004 | PATRICK KURP
    After almost 40 years of wearing glasses and contact lenses, vision correction was no longer a matter of mere vanity for Phyllis Ward. "I just wanted to see better. I first got contacts in elementary school, but I never felt as though I could really see," said Ward, 50, who lives in Houston with her husband and three children. In May 2001, Ward underwent Lasik surgery on both eyes. Lasik is short for Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis, a treatment for nearsightedness that uses pulses of ultraviolet laser light to sculpt the cornea, the transparent frontal portion of the eyeball. More...
  • LASIK Surgery Thread

    05/24/2004 11:17:13 PM PDT · by An American in Turkiye · 35 replies · 639+ views
    An American In Turkiye
    I just underwent LASIK eye surgery here, and so far, everything is perfect except for halos at night. Since I value my fellow freepers opinions, please share your experiences if you've had the procedure. The only thing that went wrong is that the doctor forgot to put a second set of numbing drops in my eyes, so I felt everything, from the blade slicing in, to the laser, to the swiping of my eyes. And yes, it hurt as bad as you would think it would.