I had lasik surgery in (b)(6) 2006 and i have been struggling with complications since.
Before my surgery i was assured i had < 1% chance of having gash or any other long term complications.
I noted this on my consent form.
Prior to the surgery i told the surgeon i have a very low tolerance for a bad outcome and gash.
He repeatedly told me "pupil size is not a good predictor of poor post lasik night vision.
" he assured me that as a "compatriot" he would take good care of me and that i "would do fine.
" immediately following surgery, i developed dry eye which is worsening.
I developed all the gash symptoms even though i was told i had < 1% chance of having any long term complications.
The possibility of dry eye was never discussed with me.
The only complications we discussed were gash because i initiated.
After complaining about dry eye my surgeon told me i had dry eye before surgery.
I thought this was a contraindication for lasik.
Other contraindications for lasik: pre-existing dry eye, occupation -computer programmer-, large pupils, high correction, astigmatism, medications, long term contact lens use and possibly cataracts.
I have been seeing the surgeon the entire time for follow ups, gash, dryness and cataracts with no resolution in sight.
This has severely impacted my life to the point where my 3 yr relationship with my fiance ended.
I am finding it very difficult to concentrate/work and i have become depressed as nothing helps and the drs are stumped.