14-46 Story 1: Questions on Lasik Surgery

 

Synopsis: Sixteen million Americans have had lasik surgery for vision correction, and some have complained of severe visual artifacts and eye pain. The former chief of the FDA branch that approved lasik has now petitioned the FDA to remove lasik devices from the market for these safety reasons. He and experts on both sides of the issue discuss safety of this common surgery.

Host: Reed Pence. Guests: Dr. Morris Waxler, founder of Waxler Regulatory Consultancy and former Chief of Ophthalmic Devices at FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health. Dr. Eric Donnenfeld, Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at New York University and Trustee, Dartmouth Medical School. Dr. Perry Rosenthal, Assistant, Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School and founder of the Boston Eye Pain Foundation.

Links for more information:

www.bostoneyepain.org

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