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We are really unaware about the dangerous Lasik surgery

 

Here some people have shared their experience after lasik surgery …

 

Samer Morcos, MD - 12/29/2010

I had Lasik in 2003. Things were good for 2-3 years… then my vision started to deteriorate requiring glasses. Could not correct my left eye with glasses any more because of high astigmatism. Finally was diagnosed with [left eye] ectasia. My Dr. advised me to do corneal crosslinking in Europe instead of waiting for the FDA to approve the procedure in the US. I did the procedure in Zurich, Switzerland last February. Now I wear RGP contact in the left and glasses for the right eye. My night vision is completely messed up with halos and double vision. I am so worried about having ectasia in my right eye. I am a physician and worried about losing my ability to work one day.

 

Many common people suffer…..

I had LASIK eye surgery in [redacted] 2009. Two weeks later I started to suffer with severe headaches and severe eye pain, in addition I had sudden vision regression. I have been seeing a neuro-ophthalmologist at the [redacted] for my condition. I have been diagnosed with a rare form of corneal neuropathy pain from LASIK.

 

A.Bhutra (47 years)

I had LASIK surgery in 2001. I had extremely poor vision and was near sighted prior to the surgery. This year [2011] I lost nearly all of my sight due to a detached retina and macular pucker. I got my sight back after surgery. I have spoken to several people and they have told me that they know of several cases where someone has had the same problem and even lost their sight completely in one eye some time after having LASIK surgery. I have asked my ophthalmologist and others involved in treating my condition and they all said emphatically that there is no connection between the two. I found on the web that it can be one of the outcomes in a small amount of cases. First, since it does not seem to be tracked and is not even acknowledged by many professionals it may be more prevalent than known and either way we should at least be warned of this possible complication. This was LASIK surgery that I believed caused my detached retina.

 

Name unknown

I am a physician in [redacted]. I was evaluated and felt to be a good candidate for LASIK surgery in both eyes, with adequate corneal thickness. Within 2 years, I started noticing significant deterioration of my vision. I have been part of contact lens clinical studies, multiple refractions, and currently wear piggyback contacts in each eye in order to cope during the day. I am unable to drive at night and unable to wear glasses that will help to any degree. I have had to cut back my hours practicing as a physician as the reading and driving required are often prohibitive to me. I am now being evaluated for corneal transplant in both eyes. As a physician, I am appalled that this surgery was offered with this complication as a known outcome even for good candidates and am consistently appalled that it is advertised the way it is. I believe LASIK should be withdrawn.

 

And many more……

                                                                                      

A simple 15 minutes decision can destroy your precious life !!

 

Many newspapers and television stations across the United States have carried stories exposing the risks of LASIK and the dark side of the lucrative practice of LASIK. Even the nation's more prestigious investigative news sources have sought to expose truths about the LASIK industry, often using very frank terminology. The Washington Post, for example, concludes: "Trust No One, Not Even Your Eye Doctor."

Here few image shows- “how much Lasik surgery is Harmful”?

 


Corneal Flap never heals!!!

 

Below the photo shows that -“Corneal flap remains the same condition after 5 years of surgery….”


 

The patient had LASIK in 2000 and suffered loss of vision shortly thereafter. In 2006 she relocated to another state, and a different LASIK surgeon recommended another LASIK surgery to improve her vision. Unfortunately, the second surgery made her vision worse, and she developed corneal ectasia.

 

Below are two photos of an eye with a detached LASIK flap. The flap detached during contact lens fitting -- another example of how fragile the cornea is after LASIK surgery. In the first image, you can clearly see the dye which penetrated the space between the flap and the underlying cornea. LASIK patients are at life-long risk of flap dislocation, infection, epithelial in growth, DLK, and other complications. (Click on the photo to view a larger image.) In the second image, the red arrow points to a dark area of space where the flap is not attached to the cornea. This space runs along the flap margin.

          

 

 

Complications after Lasik surgery>>>>>

 

Night VisionProblems :

Dry Eyes:

Depression and SuicideEye Pain :

corneal NeuropathyEctasia ("keratoconus") :

Late Flap Dislocation :

Flap Complications :

Floaters and Vitreoretinal Damage :

Infection :

Herpes Simplex Keratitis :

Epithelial IngrowthInterfacefluid :

Higher Order Aberrations :

Debris under the flap :

Central IslandsDLK / Inflammation :

Cataract after LASIKOptic Nerve Damage :

Glaucoma :Long Term Issues :                                              And many more …

 

 

How a patients eyesight affects after lasik ???


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

How refractive error develops??

 

According to Dr. Brumer,

 

Our eyes do not just see, they work to see . Seeing is to our eyes as walking is to our legs. A proper amount of walking is necessary and will do us good. A small proportion of fast walking or running will do us no harm. But too much fast walking or running will tire not only our legs but our whole body. The same is true for our eyes. Distant seeing, where our eyes are relaxed, is like walking. Nearer seeing is like fast walking. Very close seeing is like running; it will tire and affect not only our eyes but our entire body. Prolonged and intensive near seeing is eyestrain; it is not good for our eyes and it is not good for our health. Conventional optometric care has totally ignored eyestrain and has sought only the correction of visual defects, that being the prescription of glasses for the attainment of good distance vision and the assumption that eyes with good distance vision are perfect and that perfect eyes need no assistance for prolonged and intensive near seeing. They would give eyestrain the credit for no more than the occasional "red eye". This is a very harmful and wide-spread fallacy. It is this eyestrain which wears out our eyes, causes blindness, nervous disorders, headaches, learning disabilities and general bodily malaise.

 

According to Dr. W.H. Bates,

 

It has been demonstrated in thousands of cases that all abnormal action of the external muscles of the eyeball is accomplished by a strain or effort to see, and that with the relief of this strain the action of the muscles become normal and all error of refraction disappear. The eye may be blind, it may be suffering from atrophy of the optic nerve, from cataract, or from disease of the retina, but as long as it does not try to see, the external muscles act normally and there is no error of refraction. This act furnishes us with the means by which all these conditions, so long held to be incurable, may be corrected.

 

According to Dr. R.S.Agarwal,

 

The phenomena of seeing may be summarized as a result of three distinct processes:

 

1/Mechanical

2/Nervous

3/Mental

The description of the normal eye with normal sight indicates that normal function of the eye is effortless, free from strain. While regarding of an object or a letter it shifts rapidly from point to point and notes each part of the object regarded clearer than other parts. It has the normal refraction and normal sight only under favorable conditions which keep the eye and mind at rest. The unfavorable conditions cause strain on the eye and mind and imperfect sight is the result.

 

Prevalence of myopia has increased substantially over the past decade, affecting approximately 30% of adults in the United States and more than 80% of students in urban East Asia.

 (Vitale, Ellwein, Cotch, Ferrus, & Sperduto, 2008; Lin, Shih, Hsiao, & Chen, 2004). 

 

In a report of American ophthalmological society in the year 2004 that myopia, hypermetropia or astigmatism or any type of refractive error progresses due to improper use of eyes.

 

Basically we cannot follow in the beginning but it is visible in the advance condition. The more you put strain on seeing distance objects; your eyes will become worse.

 

There is a very important cause which sometimes we did not care.

 

Environmental factors,

 Such as increased amounts of near work at education level.  Generally, we try to make an effort in seeing distance object as well as in near object. As much as we focus on near object the eyes become tired and adjusts its focus on a near object, continuous focusing on the near object temporarily paralyze eye muscles and in  long term it reduces accommodation totally, then we feel problem in seeing distance or near object .        

 

 

There are several reasons for developing myopia

 

1/ Improper vision habits.

2/ Unaware about vision education.

3/ Lack of powerful nutrients.

4/ Physical and mental stress.

5/ Stress on near work (study or writing).

6/Dependency on television, computer, mobile.

7/Physical illness.

 

Any type of refractive error especially “Myopia” not comes from Heredity!!!

 

The cause of myopia is further clearly indicated in a study of 1200 Eskimos in Barrow, Alaska, published in the American Journal of Optometry in September, 1969, which showed that in one generation the Eskimo population had moved from no myopia to approximately 65% myopia among the offspring, and that neither the grandparents nor parents over 40 had any myopia. Thus the first generation between grandparents and parents was similar in that myopia was nonexistent, but in the second generation between the parents and their children, suddenly myopia occurs in a surprisingly high number of children. As a matter of fact, of 53 offspring who were in their early 20's, 88% had myopia. Such a sudden and great degree of change cannot readily be accounted for on the basis of heredity, especially when there has been no identifiable force which could have brought about this obviously considerable mutation in the genetic composition of the offspring. The obvious difference between the parents and the children is the amount of near work which is currently being done by the children. About the time of the Second World War, the white man intruded into their lives, requiring the development of education among a population which was uneducated and illiterate. The Eskimo has become an avid reader because of his environment. While he spends a great deal of time out-of-doors in the warmer, daylight summer months, he spends relatively little time out-of-doors in the cold, dark winter months.

 

In presenting these studies, I would emphasize that these represent only a small (even if spectacular) part of the evidence available today which demonstrates the blindness and suffering caused by present-day eye care. While continuing to ignore a massive body of evidence, the eye care professions continue to ask to be shown proof that myopia results from excessive close work and that the prescription of corrective lenses causes the myopia to increase more rapidly than it otherwise should. It is assumed from the start that the burden of proof is on us and that we are expected to raise money and conduct endless studies that will somehow convince everyone that we are right. In many cases, this is like trying to convince a tobacco company executive that smoking causes lung cancer. No amount of testing will convince those people who prefer to believe what pleases them most or what is more lucrative to them.

 

Auto-refractometer (Computerized eye-testing)

 

[The real story behind a scientific instrument and its limitations]

 

 We are totally depend on the computer in our daily life and it is our bad conception that computer can do the perfect work in every side of our daily life. Like, we prefer computerized eye testing instead of normal eye testing. But we don’t know, in most of the case it is wrong. Even many renowned eye care professionals around the world do not prefer computer eye testing.

 

Auto-refractometer is a computer generated machine which helps to measure error of refraction. It is a pre- programmed machine which can measure the distance of focal length. If the focal length is more refractive error will be negative and if it is less than the programmed number it will be positive.

 

But, according to the rule of error of refraction, size of the eyeball is not only responsible for any type of refractive error. There may be more different organ helps to focus light in the central point of the retina.

 

Ciliary body (ciliary muscle), Iris and cornea take a major part to focus the light into the perfect point of retina. Ciliary muscle, cornea and iris all three organ of eye have their own accommodation capacity for light.

 

Like, in the bright light ciliary muscle pulls inter ocular lens to focus perfectly and in dim light it relaxes muscles/ocular lens to focus perfectly.

 

In the bright light iris get squeezed or constricts to enter only a few light which is necessary for a perfect accommodation and in dim light it automatically dilates to get maximum light into the retina.

 

Cornea gets flatter when the source of light comes from distance and it is more curves when a source of light comes from a near object.

 

But the most important thing is that Auto-refractometer has no capacity of measuring cornea, lens, ciliary muscle or iris’s flexibility or accommodation capacity and that’s why it is unsuccessful in many time.