Washington, D.C. (WiredPRNews.com) — The Associated Press reported that a medical adviser’s panel of doctors, most of them wearing glasses, eavesdropped on laments of people who wanted to remove their specs completely by means of LASIK surgery on Friday.
Statistically, the majority of people who go under the laser experiencing the benefits from laser-eye surgery and are happy. However, there is a small segment of people, probably less than one percent, who face severe life-changing side effects such as painful dry eye, night blindeness, glare and worsened vision.
Advisers of the Drug and Food Administration listened to loads of stories of people wants to undergo LASIK surgery. Dr. Jayne Weis of Detroit’s Kresge Eye Institute in Michigan said, “This is a referendum on the performance of LASIK by some surgeons who should be doing a better job.”
Every year approximately 700,000 Americans undergo elective eye laser surgery. It is said that LASIK is not advised for one in four people and the FDA agrees fully with the studies finding that roughly five percent of LASIK recipients’ wind up unsatisfied. The FDA is pairing up with hightly experienced surgeons in order to study more about the risks that one can suffer from LASIK surgery.
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