Dr. Oz Show Discusses Long-term Side Effects of LASIK

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The Dr. Oz Show recently featured an investigative report about the potential side effects of LASIK eye surgery. Dr. Irwin Azman of Azman Eye Care affirms that although patients may experience side effects due to pre-existing eye conditions, there are non-surgical treatments to help.

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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.

A recent episode of the Dr. Oz Show, which aired on October 3rd, 2013, featured an investigative report about the potential life-long side effects of LASIK eye surgery.

As a popular elective surgery, nearly 800,000 people get Lasik every year.FDA clinical data trial shows that every modern laser left 1 out of 5 patients seeing worse after LASIK. Side effects include seeing double, seeing halos or starbursts (especially at night), and dry eye pain.

Investigative reporter Elisabeth Leamy has been investigating the harmful side effects of LASIK for over two years. During her undercover consultations with doctors, she discovered that the side effects were minimalized and the procedure was treated like an easy, no-risk procedure.

Morris Waxler, the former FDA official responsible for getting LASIK surgery approved, is now working to get it banned. He says that the side effects of LASIK are actually injuries and that LASIK harms 20% of patients.

LASIK eye surgery works by cutting a flap of the top layer of the cornea and then using a laser to reshape the exposed cornea. Complications can occur when the flap of the cornea is cut too thick, too thin or too far into the cornea. However, even if this cut is perfect, when the flap is put back down it doesn’t necessarily heal perfectly. Years later it can become dislodged and trigger negative side effects.

Dr. Julius Shulman, an ophthalmologist who advocates the safe us of LASIK eye surgery, argues that when the surgery is done in the right patients with the right, experienced doctor then it can be a very safe and helpful surgery. He disputes the FDA claim that 20% of patients suffer long term side effects from the surgery and asserts that the complication rate is less than 1%. He reiterates that reputable doctors alert patients of the risks and the need to keep using glasses for certain situations.

Dr. Irwin Azman provides treatment for people who underwent LASIK surgery but are now experiencing post-surgical complications.

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."

Visit http://www.lasikfailures.com/ for more information about LASIK complications and the services of Azman Eye Care Specialists or call (410) 561-6071.
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