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.

PRK Leads to Distorted Corneas and Bad Dim Light Vision. Now 20/20 in Both Eyes with GVR Scleral Lens

This photo shows on the left, our student extern Tina Cheung, our patient in the center and her brother on the right. Our patient and her brother recently traveled from Vancouver, British Columbia to visit our office. In 2006, she underwent photo refractive keratotomy surgery (PRK) in both eyes. This surgery left her with distorted corneas which has prevented her from functioning visually indoors and in dim lighting environments, especially at night. For the past 9 years she has not been able to drive at night. Over these years she visited 6 different eye doctors in her community who told her that they were not able to provide help. One doctor told her that the reason she could not see in low light situations was that she had cataracts (she does not). Finally out of desperation, this patient's brother insisted on flying her to Miami to visit our office for help. When she arrived here we fit her with GVR Scleral lenses which have allowed her to see clearly in daylight and in the evening clearly (20/20) in both eyes without any distortions such as glare and halos. In addition, she is able to wear her GVR lenses all day comfortably.

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