I had bilateral lasik for myopia and astigmatism, with surgery performed by one of the leading ophthalmologic surgeons in the nation.
I was left with residual refractive error and astigmatism that has required continued use of eyeglasses.
Far worse, the surgery created a severe dry eye condition that made most activities of daily life difficult and painful and that kept my corneal epithelium in a damaged state one doctor described as "tenuous.
" the only solution that brought substantial relief was cautery of all four puncta.
But because of repeated efforts with partial cautery, and because my fully cauterized puncta kept spontaneously opening, i eventually had to have all four puncta permanently closed with administration of cautery-suture-cautery.
All told, i had twenty-eight cauterization procedures.
This ordeal created eighteen months of chronic intense pain that triggered a severe and dangerous depression.
Event today, more than six years later, my eyes are still sometimes painfully dry, and their capacity to heal after even minor injury is substantially impaired.
Mfr name, city and state: it doesn't matter.
All lasik surgeries damage corneas.
You know that.