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MAUDE Adverse Event Report: LASIK

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Event Description

I was eger to share my experiences once i found out about this hearing. In 2000, i had lasik performed. In 2007, i began having sensations of sand in my eye or sometimes, when very dry, glass in my eye. It was very painful. I also had photophobia, and could not look at the computer screen (i need to use for my job) or the television screen without eye pain. Also, it was difficult to drive - in some cases, when i would administer eye drops when my eyes were dry, the drops would turn to almost a gluey consistency, and it was difficult to see - somewhat like looking through wax paper - not good for driving. This condition took over my life for the next yr, while i went from dr to dr in search of a solution to the pain and discomfort i was experiencing. Some drs said this condition could not be linked to lasik, because it didn't occur until 7 yrs post-lasik (interestingly, these drs also had lasik practices). However, 2 of the ophthalmologists i went to (including two drs of the eye center affiliated with tufts) did feel it was due to lasik. I now have the boston scleral lens and it has helped me tremendously.

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Type of DeviceLASIK
MDR Report Key1069871
Report NumberMW5007515
Device Sequence Number1
Product CodeLZS
Report Source Voluntary
Reporter Occupation Patient
Type of Report Initial
Report Date 04/17/2008
1 Device Was Involved in the Event
0 PatientS WERE Involved in the Event:
Date FDA Received07/08/2008
Is This An Adverse Event Report? No
Is This A Product Problem Report? No
Device Operator Service Personnel
Is The Reporter A Health Professional? No