LASIK: Quality of Life Project, Warning Letters to Facilities
MedSun: Newsletter #43, December 2009
FDA Consumer Update website
On Oct. 15, 2009, the FDA made two announcements related to LASIK: The launch of a collaborative study to examine the potential impact on individuals' quality of life from LASIK surgery, and the issuance of warning letters to 17 LASIK ambulatory surgical centers-those that perform surgery and release patients the same day—after inspections revealed inadequate systems for reporting unexpected side effects (adverse events).
FDA Consumer Update website. LASIK: Quality of Life Project, Warning Letters to Facilities. October 20, 2009.