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.

Fourteen Diopters of Hyperopia Plus Keratoconus, now 20/25 with GVR Scleral Lens

The 18 year old girl standing next to me has 2 separate, rare eye conditions when taken together: a high degree of hyperopia of about +14.00 diopters and keratoconus in both eyes. I have been taking care of this young girl since she was 8 years old. Without corrective lenses her visual acuity is less than 20/800 in each eye. When she was first seen we provided her with soft lenses which corrected her vision to 20/60 in each eye. Until recently she refused to let me fit her with a rigid lens. 2 years ago, when she went to get a driver's permit (needed in Florida before a driver's license) she failed the vision test. It was then that she returned to our office asking for lenses that would allow her to pass the vision test at the motor vehicle testing facility. We fit this young girl with GVR Scleral lenses which are allowing her to see clearly (20/25 in each eye) and comfortably once again with all day lens wear. At her recent visit with us, her corneas were stable and clear and her vision was the same and has not changed over the past 2 years.

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