October 19, 2009

Lasik Surgery & FDA

As you may know, Lasik surgery has been become all the rage lately for corrective eye surgery, but now the FDA apparently has questions about how safe it is?

Lasik has been used commonly for years now to correct myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism, but recently the FDA has noted an uptick in reports of long term health effects. So they are now seeking more information and asking for others who experienced quality of life problems after their surgery to pass their stories on.

Reportedly they may only identify ways in which LAsik surgery may sometimes not be performed right, and try to establish better procedures, rather than finding that Lasik as a whole is not safe. But I suppose that remains to be seen when their study is completed. For more info, see the article below:

Lasik Surgery & FDA

The percentage of patients who experience serious quality-of-life problems after Lasik eye surgery is being studied by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which has also issued warning letters to a number of Lasik facilities that weren't properly reporting problems with the procedure...

Lasik Surgery & FDA

Posted at October 19, 2009 4:08 AM

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