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MAUDE Adverse Event Report: VISX VISX LASIK

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Event Date 03/14/1998
Event Type  Injury  
Event Description

I had lasik surgery in 1998 and following, have post lasik ectasia in both eyes. My vision has progressed to the point where my left eye is legally blind, and i function using my right eye, which gives me 20/60 vision but with severe astigmatism, so i have constant disabling headaches. I also wear an eye patch on my left eye because my brain cannot process the images produced by the eyes at the same time - anisometropia - without getting even more severe, intolerable headaches. Because of the constant headaches and low vision, i cannot work or attend school and i do not qualify for disability. The surgery - performed, using a visx laser - has absolutely ruined my life. I am not a good candidate for a cornea transplant because i have extremely dry eye, also exacerbated by lasik surgery. This surgery has destroyed my life. Please contact me if you want further info. Dates of use: 2008. Diagnosis or reason for use: lasik for myopia.

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Brand NameVISX
Type of DeviceVISX LASIK
MDR Report Key1037660
Report NumberMW5006567
Device Sequence Number1
Product CodeLZS
Report Source Voluntary
Reporter Occupation Patient
Type of Report Initial
Report Date 05/01/2008
1 Device Was Involved in the Event
1 Patient Was Involved in the Event
Date FDA Received05/01/2008
Is This An Adverse Event Report? No
Is This A Product Problem Report? No
Device Operator Service Personnel
Was Device Available For Evaluation? No
Is The Reporter A Health Professional? No
Was the Report Sent to FDA? No

Date Received: 05/01/2008 Patient Sequence Number: 1