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.

Five Eyes with Permanent Haze from PRK

Below are photos of 5 different eyes that underwent photo refractive keratotomy or PRK. Look carefully and note the cloud or haze in the center of the cornea opposite to the line of sight. This haze is permanent and is caused by an inflammatory reaction within the cornea from the laser. The cloudy corneas seen here have reduced the visual acuity in these patients' eyes. The risk of irreparable corneal damage from PRK is real regardless if it is "topography guided" or not. Also know that US or FDA approval does not signify a stamp of approval or the elimination of any risk of ocular damage. I am providing you with impartial information and have no financial interest in whatever you decide to do. This is not true of your surgeon. The best way to address your issues with glare, starbursts and halos is with a well designed and fit scleral lens.

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