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 a Decade Ago, then Ectasia and Intacs

This is a photo of the lower portion of the left cornea of an eye that underwent LASIK surgery 10 years ago and developed corneal ectasia several years later. In an effort to undo the damage to the cornea created by LASIK, Intacs (plastic intra corneal rings) were surgically implanted into this cornea. Several years after the Intacs surgery this eye became infected and inflamed from this plastic rings. The lower ring was surgically removed several years ago. In this photo note the curved gray scar. This is due to the surgery to remove the Intacs. Also note the numerous small blood vessels around this scarred area. Understand that the cornea is normally devoid of blood vessels. This patient is now wearing a scleral lens on this eye which is providing him with clear (20/20) vision for the first time in many years. For the past few years this cornea has remained stable and the vision in this eye has remained clear.

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