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LASIK eye surgery should be taken off the market, former FDA adviser says

CBS NEWS November 2019

LASIK eye surgery should be taken off market, former FDA adviser says

LASIK eye surgery has been popular for more than 20 years, with an estimated 20 million Americans undergoing the procedure to correct nearsightedness and improve distance vision. But some patients say the surgery has ruined their eyesight. The quick, minimally-invasive surgery uses a laser to cut a flap to reshape the cornea at the front of the eye. Now an expert who once backed LASIK is campaigning to get it off the market. Abraham Rutner said LASIK surgery damaged his vision and nearly ruined his life. “It’s a devastation that I can’t even explain,” Rutner told CBS News medical contributor Dr. Tara Narula. “Things would appear double. Around the lights were like having starbursts,” he added…. click here to continue the story.

Dr. Irwin Azman is one of the leading LASIK consultants with over 25 years of experience in the diagnosis and management of Post LASIK complications and side effects. Dr. Azman affirms that although patients may experience side effects due to pre-existing eye conditions, there are non-surgical treatments to help those with LASIK complications. Together with his team of technicians, as well as being aided by new technologies in instrumentation and new treatment methods, Dr. Azman is able to prescribe each patient with a solution to resolve their Post LASIK complications without further surgery.

According to Dr. Azman: “While LASIK surgery can be successful under optimum eye conditions, unfortunately many patients do experience side effects due to pre-existing conditions. However, there is hope. Utilizing our vast experience and expertise, as well as an array of new technologies, we are able to treat these side effects with non-surgical techniques.”

Thankfully we can help with Post LASIK Complications!

If you or a loved one are living with LASIK Complications then call us to learn about treatment options. 410-561-6071

PVR PROSE Lenses for Post LASIK Side Effects

PVR PROSE Lenses are helpful in a lot of post LASIK complications and side effects including corneal ectasia, irregular astigmatism, dry eyes, etc.

PVR PROSE Lenses don’t come in contact with the cornea of the eye, therefore they’re helpful in patients having sensitive or irregular cornea, where soft and conventional contact lenses can’t be used.

There is a film of tear between the PVR PROSE Lens and the cornea, which provides a cushion as well as helps in uniform refraction while the light rays pass through the lens, cornea and the gap in between.

PVR PROSE Lens for post Lasik ectasia

PVR PROSE Lenses and dry eyes

PVR PROSE Lenses and nearsightedness or farsightedness

PVR PROSE Lenses and irregular astigmatism

PVR PROSE Lenses can be helpful in patients suffering with irregular astigmatism after the LASIK procedure.

If you’re having any complications after LASIK procedure consult our specialist to discuss the post Lasik side effects in your case and the best possible treatment options for you.

Contact Lenses After RK Eye Surgery

Radial Keratotomy is a refractive surgery that’s used to correct nearsightedness (myopia). Typically the patients undergoing radial keratotomy expect to get rid of contact lenses and eyeglasses completely. Most of them do get rid of them in fact, however in some cases the complications may develop and the patients may need contact lenses to restore the visual acuity and to get rid of any visual disturbances that happened as a result of radial keratotomy.

Radial Keratotomy Complications

Radial keratotomy (RK) incisions may heal in a way that it results in greater myopia reduction, i.e. over correction, resulting in hyperopia. A significant number of patients undergoing radial keratotomy experience a shift toward hyperopia.

During the first month after procedure, slight visual fluctuations are common. They can be attributed to wound healing and variable depending on number of incisions and their depth. However some patients may develop constant hyperopia or other visual disturbances after the RK eye surgery and may need contact lenses for management.

Contact Lenses After RK Eye Surgery

Contact lenses after RK eye surgery

Visual acuity and performance gets affected in any procedure where there is under correction, overcorrection, epithelial growth, wrinkling, striae, etc. Any complication that causes irregularity in corneal surface can cause refractive errors and affect visual acuity. These irregularities may leave the cornea unable to be treated surgically and rehabilitative contact lenses may be the only option available to correct these errors.

Contact lenses that are used after the RK eye surgery due to complications include:

Soft contact lenses

Soft contact lenses can be of benefit in some of the post refractive keratotomy patients, however it may not be suitable for many cases.

Scleral contact lenses

Scleral contact lenses rest on the sclera of the eye without getting in contact of the cornea; therefore they are not affected by the corneal irregularities and maintain their shape.

The scleral contact lenses are made from the material that’s hyper permeable to oxygen. The scleral contact lenses maintain the saline reservoir between the cornea and the lens that bathes the cornea along with cushioning it.

Scleral contact lenses are helpful in correcting both nearsightedness and farsightedness along with astigmatism too.

Rigid Gas Permeable contact lenses

Rigid gas permeable contact lenses, as the name suggests, are rigid and oxygen permeable along with being comfortable as compared to their predecessors. Note that they’re rigid, not hard.

Gas permeable contact lenses can be made in any power possible and correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism too.

Rigid gas permeable contact lenses are smaller than scleral and soft contact lenses and therefore provide better handling and comfort.

Global Complex Eye Care was specifically designed, equipped, and staffed to provide patients with nothing but the finest in professional eye care. As Post Radial Keratotomy RK Surgery Specialists, we have successfully treated patients with experiencing side effects and complications from Radial Keratotomy RK Eye Surgery , Keratoconus, LASIK side effects, Pellucid Marginal Degeneration, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, and other irregular corneas. Optometrists and Ophthalmologists from all over Maryland and surrounding states refer patients to Dr. Irwin Azman.

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