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MAUDE Adverse Event Report: LASIK NONE

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Event Type  Injury  
Event Description

I had lasik performed in 2006, and had 20/20 vision, but within a year, i had 20/50 in my right eye and i asked for them to perform lasik again in my right eye, which they did the following year. Right after the first surgery, for that 15 months, i had slight dry eye, but really no problems. All the problems began after they performed the second surgery. Since then i have had severe dry eye -i take restatis and lotomox twice a day- and in 2008, the doctor scraped extra epithelial cells from my right lens since they had not stopped growing where the cut had been made in the lens. I am still having this problem and the doctor thinks i might have to go in and have the cells scraped again, but i am not looking forward to it. Sometimes the pain is so intense from the dry eyes that i cannot see well, my vision is 20/30 and i am constantly using systane to drop my eyes. I have a very good doctor, and i know that he wants to do what is best for me, but my eyes are just not responding the way they thought they would. If i had known that this is what i would have to live with for the rest of my life, i would have just kept my glasses - i am so upset at my own vanity for having elected to have this done - but if there are more people out there like me, may be something could be done to make people more aware of the possible problems with lasik - it is a hell of a lot more than "may be a few months of dry eyes" which they told me would be the worse thing to happen after lasik. " lasik surgery on left and right eyes - 2006. Lasik surgery on right eye - 2007. Removal of epithelial cells on right eye - 2008.

 
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Brand NameLASIK
Type of DeviceNONE
MDR Report Key1522969
Report NumberMW5013338
Device Sequence Number1
Product CodeLZS
Report Source Voluntary
Reporter Occupation Patient
Type of Report Initial
Report Date 11/03/2009
1 Device Was Involved in the Event
1 Patient Was Involved in the Event
Date FDA Received11/03/2009
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

Patient TREATMENT DATA
Date Received: 11/03/2009 Patient Sequence Number: 1
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