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.

Lasik Followed by Ectasia. Patient now 20/20 with GVR Scleral Lens

This is a photo of me and my patient Edith. In 2002, Edith underwent LASIK surgery in both eyes. One week later she began losing vision in her left eye. About 5 months later the vision in her right eye began to fail. About one year after undergoing LASIK surgery, a diagnosis of post-LASIK corneal ectasia was made. Edith visited 6 different major eye institutions and a number of doctors before coming to our office. During this period, Edith was fit with a variety of soft, gas permeable and hybrid lenses, all without success. In 2007, Edith visited our office for a comprehensive examination and scleral lens fitting. Before visiting our office, Edith was told that the only way for her to see clearly once again was with additional surgeries and possibly corneal transplant surgery. We fit Edith with GVR Scleral lenses which have allowed her to see clearly (20/20 vision) and comfortably once again. Over the past 9 years I have seen Edith on a number of occasions. Over these years, Edith's corneas and eyes have remained stable and she has been able to wear her lenses comfortably for all of her waking hours. Edith will never need to undergo any invasive procedures such as another LASIK surgery or corneal transplant surgery.

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