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MAUDE Adverse Event Report: LASIK LASIK

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Model Number LASIK
Event Date 08/07/2007
Event Type  Injury  
Event Description

I had disastrous lasik performed in 2007. On the day of surgery, i had second thoughts - the office staff was very pushy, instructing me to take three valiums and then decide to have the surgery. How is a person to make a logical decision about an irreversible medical procedure under the influence of powerful drugs? i went ahead with the surgery, and as a result, i face many life-altering complications that i now know are common after lasik. I feel that dr does not thoroughly pre-screen his patients for dry eye. I clearly told dr and his office staff that i was unable to wear contact lenses due to dry eye, which is a red flag for the development for serious post-lasik dry eye - yet they told me that i was a good candidate for the surgery! after surgery, i immediately experienced overwhelming pain that continues to this day. Lasik surgery involves cutting into the cornea, severing crucial corneal nerves, resulting in chronic nerve and dry eye pain in many patients. I am currently on 3 medications to handle the pain and anxiety i feel as a result of my lasik disaster with dr dean dornic. Dr and his staff were very impatient with me after the surgery, insisting that 'there is no medical reason' for my pain, although there is much peer-reviewed medical literature to support the existence and mechanism of post-lasik eye pain! i have missed countless days of work, my family does not understand what i am going through. I am in constant pain and the meds to control the pain make me groggy. I want others to know about the comfort and quality of life that i have lost, so that they can make a more informed decision about lasik eye surgery. Lasik doctors should be controlled by the fda.

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Brand NameLASIK
Type of DeviceLASIK
Manufacturer (Section D)
MDR Report Key1061336
Report NumberMW5007310
Device Sequence Number1
Product CodeLZS
Report Source Voluntary
Reporter Occupation Patient
Type of Report Initial
Report Date 06/16/2008
1 Device Was Involved in the Event
1 Patient Was Involved in the Event
Date FDA Received06/16/2008
Is This An Adverse Event Report? Yes
Is This A Product Problem Report? Yes
Device Operator Service Personnel
Device MODEL NumberLASIK
Device Catalogue NumberLASIK
Device LOT NumberLASIK
Was Device Available For Evaluation? No
Is The Reporter A Health Professional? No

Date Received: 06/16/2008 Patient Sequence Number: 1