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.

Flat RK Cornea

This is a profile view of an eye that underwent Radial Keratotomy (RK) surgery 30 years ago. The wide grey-white lines seen here are the open RK incisions, still open after all these years. Note how flat this cornea is. It is so flat that no contact lens, rigid or soft can adhere to the surface of this cornea. In addition, eye glasses are not able to provide this patient with functional vision in this eye. The patient's uncorrected vision in this eye is less than 20/800. With a scleral lens, this patient is able to obtain functional vision once again. There is no surgical procedure that will undo the damage to this eye caused by RK surgery. In addition, the corneal surgeon who referred this patient to our office declined to perform a corneal transplant surgery on this eye due to the magnitude ( width, length and depth) of the RK incisions.

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