I was treated on a visx laser with a 6mm optical zone.
My pupils are 8mm.
I was not warned that i was a bad candidate.
Now i am visually disabled in dim light.
At night, i see massive starbursts, halos, and multiple images.
Nothing is crisp and clear in dim light-loss of contrast sensitivity.
I can't drive at night or participate in any activity in dim light.
I had also become contact lens intolerant before lasik which i now know is a sign of dry eyes.
My eyes burn constantly and i have recurrent corneal erosions.
To say that lasik has negatively affected my quality of life doesn't even begin to cover it.
No one, expect other pts who have personally experienced this, can understand what life is like with visual impairment that is not correctable with glasses and non-stop burning dry eyes.
I can't tolerate air conditioning, ceiling fans, wind or open a hot oven door.
Now my life is all about my eyes and just getting by.
The fda should have restricted lasik devices based on pupil size, and placed stronger warnings in the labeling about dry eyes.
The fda commissioner said that the fda exists to serve the people, not to serve industries, but it appears to do just the opposite.
Dates of use: 2000.
Diagnosis or reason for use: moderate myopia.
Event abated after use stopped or dose reduced? no.