FDA Takes Closer Look At Lasik Complaints

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Federal health officials are hearing stories of pain and frustration from patients harmed by Lasik eye surgery.

At a public hearing Friday, officials heard stories of eye pain and blurred or double vision because of the procedure.

One man who had Lasik in 1998 says he has "not experienced a moment of crisp, good quality vision since."

Most Lasik recipients do walk away with crisper vision, but others suffer life-changing side effects like poor vision even with glasses or the inability to see or drive at night.

The Food and Drug Administration is taking a new look at whether warnings about its risks are appropriate, and pairing with eye surgeons for major study to better understand who has bad outcomes and why.

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