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.

A Few Words about Dr. Boshnick

A few words about Dr. Edward Boshnick and the Global Vision Rehabilitation Center:

Dr. Boshnick received his B.A. degree from the University of Miami and his doctorate degree from the Southern College of Optometry. After serving as a Captain in the U.S. Army Medical Service Corp for two years, Dr. Boshnick returned to Miami, Florida where he opened his specialty contact lens practice.

In the past 25 years, Dr. Boshnick has participated in over 100 clinical contact lens studies for major contact lens manufacturers. In addition, Dr.Boshnick has lectured and presented papers at national and international conferences.

Our specialty contact lens practice is known as the Global Vision Rehabilitation Center. Dr. Boshnick and his staff have dedicated themselves to the restoration of quality vision to those patients who have suffered vision loss due to keratoconus, corneal transplant surgery, refractive eye surgeries such as LASIK, R-K surgeries, chronic dry eye, ocular trauma, auto-immune disease and corneal dystrophies such as Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and many other ocular conditions.

The Global Vision Rehabilitation Center is one of the first specialty lens practices in North America to focus it's attention on this very special "high need" population. Patients who have suffered loss of quality vision and ocular comfort due to the conditions discussed above, can require a great deal of time to address. Our practice is dedicated to this special patient population and we are prepared to provide the time and effort needed to restore quality vision once again.

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