I am a physician in (b)(6).
I was evaluated and felt to be a good candidate for lasik surgery in both eyes, with adequate corneal thickness.
Within 2 years, i started noticing significant deterioration of my vision.
I have been part of contact lens clinical studies, multiple refractions, and currently wear piggyback contacts in each eye in order to cope during the day.
I am unable to drive at night and unable to wear glasses that will help to any degree.
I have had to cut back my hours practicing as a physician as the reading and driving required are often prohibitive to me.
I am now being evaluated for corneal transplant in both eyes.
As a physician, i am appalled that this surgery was offered with this complication as a known outcome even for good candidates and am consistently appalled that it is advertised the way it is.
I believe lasik should be withdrawn.