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MAUDE Adverse Event Report: LASIK

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Event Date 12/20/2005
Event Type  Injury  
Event Description

In 2005 i decided to have lasik due to bad vision, -5. 25 contacts. I went to premier eye care in harrisburg pa for the surgery because, they were my regular eye doctor as well. After all the tests, the surgeon said my eyes were fine to have lasik on. I started to get a little nervous before the surgery and looked on line about lasik and saw the problems people were having with it due to their eyes dialating larger than a certain size, of which mine dialated larger than that size. I went to the surgery and talked to the surgeon before the surgery and she assured me that she has done a lot of these lasik procedures on people with eyes like mine and no one has had problems yet. With her assurance i got the surgery. After it, i remember going to my cousins house and the christmas tree looked "hairy", which they told me was going to be normal. Well almost 4 years after the surgery lights still have "bursts" and "halos" around them. For an example of how bad it is, when walking down the street and cars are driving towards me and someone is walking towards me the cars head lights and the bursts and halos block out the persons face until they are pretty close. Almost all lights have this effect when in the dark and the effect is worse during dusk hours. When talking to my eye doctor, not the surgeon, he told me that they should have never done the surgery on me. Why this was not told to me before the surgery, i have no idea. When speaking to the surgeon about my problems during the 6 month check up, she gave me.

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Brand NameLASIK
Type of DeviceLASIK
MDR Report Key1514216
Report NumberMW5013106
Device Sequence Number1
Product CodeLZS
Report Source Voluntary
Reporter Occupation PATIENT
Type of Report Initial
Report Date 10/19/2009
1 Device Was Involved in the Event
1 Patient Was Involved in the Event
Date FDA Received10/19/2009
Is This An Adverse Event Report? Yes
Is This A Product Problem Report? Yes
Was Device Available For Evaluation? No
Is The Reporter A Health Professional? No

Date Received: 10/19/2009 Patient Sequence Number: 1