Zembla Documentary on Lasik, Pain, and Suicidality

This Lasik documentary was created by investigative journalists in Holland. The language is mostly Dutch, with English subtitles. The documentary focuses on corneal neuropathic path after Lasik and the suicidality it creates. Dutch physician Dr. Michael Brouwer and other Lasik sufferers in Holland are interviewed, as is Dr. Edward Boshnick in the United States (see EyeFreedom.com). The investigators ask: Is the experience of pain after Lasik really uncommon? What are the consequences when it occurs? Also interviewed are Dr. David Barsook and Dr. Morris Waxler. Dr. Barsook is Director of the Pain and Imaging Neuroscience (P.A.I.N.) Group at Boston Children’s Hospital, MGH ,and McLean Hospital at Harvard University. Dr. Barsook maintains that corneal pain after Lasik follows an established model of neuropathic pain. Dr. Morris Waxler is the FDA's former chief research scientist on Lasik. Dr. Waxler maintains at his website HelpStopLasik.com that "The FDA does not want to admit that millions of people have now had a surgery that never should have been approved by its own rules. The FDA is now engaged in covering-up a scandal and an epidemic, and its own corrupt practices. This should be exposed, and LASIK should end." He revisits these conclusions in the video.

Declining Vision and Dry Eyes after PRK. Patient Seeing Clearly with GVR Scleral Lens

This patient visited our office from Italy where he underwent photo refractive keratectomy (PRK) eye surgery 8 years ago. This surgery was done to eliminate his myopia and astigmatism. Shortly after undergoing this surgery, he noticed his vision decreasing and his eyes becoming increasingly dry. He was unable to see clearly at distance or near and eyeglasses or contact lenses did little to provide relief. While he was able to function in bright daylight, he was unable to indoors and at night. In addition to the above vision issues he had painfully dry eyes and was addicted to a variety of eye drops. 3 years ago we examined this patient and provided him with GVR Scleral lenses. He is now able to see clearly both in daylight and at night. In addition, because these lenses do not touch his corneas but bath his dry corneas in a reservoir of unpreserved saline solution, he no longer suffers from dry eyes while wearing his lenses.

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