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.

Series of Transplanted Corneas due to Lasik

This note is directed to those considering some form of LASIK combined with corneal transplant surgery. The photos below are of eyes that have undergone corneal transplant surgery. These corneas have either been rejected or are on the verge of rejection. These photos are just a small fraction of the corneas that I have on record. You should also know that the number 2 reason for corneal transplant surgery is rejection of the 1st corneal transplant. I have known many excellent corneal surgeons both in America and in other countries. The most competent and conscientious surgeons seek to avoid performing a corneal transplant at all costs. It is a surgery that should not be entered into without considerable thought. Over the years I have written a great deal about the dangers of LASIK and testified about this before an FDA panel in 2008 so I won't go into this here. If you are entering the medical profession just remember the most basic rule in medicine: "DO NO HARM".

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