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FDA Addresses 'Quality of Life' After LASIK

On April 25th, 2008, the FDA help an open public meeting with their Ophthalmic Panel to address 'Quality of Life' issues after Refractive Surgery. Among the presenters were Gerry Dorrian, whose son commited suicide in 2007 as a result of his complications. Joseph Schnell help up charts depicting his distorted vision.

The 'positive side' was shown as well. The military spoke stating this was one of the best procedures available for those in the field. Doctors brought in patients portraying lasik as a miracle.

The panel was made aware that refractive surgery had a complication rate of about 5%. Think about it: If 1 million people had the procedure done, then that means roughly 50,000 (5%) were damaged! Majority rules though, so 50,000 damaged lasik-induced people doesn't mean anything to the FDA. What about 5 million? That would make 250,000 people with complications! When I hear that the FDA is influenced by financial interest, you get no argument, especially since I've seen how they work!!!

As the FDA wants information on quality of life, I say give it to them. Anyone who's had a complication from refractive surgery please send them your story. Let them know what your life is like now. I would like a copy also because I simply don't trust them!

Throughout all of this, maybe the FDA can answer a simple question:

At what point does 'Quality of Life' matter more than the almighty dollar?

Many of you who have contacted me through my website have asked for help because of your complications. PLEASE, this is very important to set the facts somewhat straight by letting them know the EXACT figures. Please file an 'Adverse Event Report' (Medwatch) on the FDA's website. PLEASE NOTE: Based on my experience and that of others, their Contact Form or Email WILL NOT guarantee that the information is properly filed or acknowledged.

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Current FDA Adverse Event Reporting Listing

Welcome To LasikSucks4u2
If you surf the web, you'll notice that most Lasik websites are advertisements for having Lasik eye surgery. These sites will list complications but severely downplay the risks associated with LASIK just to sell you the procedure. The same can be said of MANY doctors who perform this procedure when you go in for consultation. Don't be rushed, and try to research as much as possible.

This website is to educate you to the dangers of having Lasik when you are not a proper candidate. Before you consider Lasik, you must be sure it can be done safely, and that you are a proper candidate. Many will view this site as anti-lasik, but the intent is to show what can (and HAS happened). The information is here, but it is still YOUR decision!

My name is Dom Morgan, and I tell my story because it may be useful to anyone considering Lasik. I went to a doctor who advertised that anyone who was nearsighted, farsighted, or had astigmatism could be done safely...that's almost everybody! I trusted these doctors, and now I'm legally blind.

My websites contain material which some people do not want you to see. I know that Drs. Herbert Nevyas and Anita Nevyas-Wallace, the doctors who damaged my eyes do not, because they sued to shut down my website. The documents on this site are vast and (I believe) irrefutable however, I ask that you come to your own conclusions regarding LASIK.

Please be safe - your eyes are too important to risk to just anybody.

The Right To Free Speech
When I first started warning others of the potential risks of LASIK surgery, I could not name Drs. Herbert Nevyas and Anita Nevyas-Wallace (the doctors who damaged my eyes) due to litigation (medical malpractice).

After my med mal lawsuit, I added the doctors’ names because I believed then (and still do) that as a matter of public safety, they should be named. Their investigational study, as proven by the information (documents) posted resulted in numerous lawsuits. I posted all of the information I could get.

The doctors did not like this, and filed a defamation lawsuit against me. In the course of the 2 years it took for this case to appear before a judge at trial, my website was shut down 3 times, through intimidation and threats of lawsuits against my web hosting companies. On the second attempt, even after a temporary restraining order was denied twice by the courts, my site was shut down due to phone calls and a letter from the doctors’ attorney.

In July 2005, I was ordered by the court to remove the doctors’ names from my website. I appealed the court's decision.

Were My Rights Being Violated?

In the Nevyas Eye Associates section of this site, I believe the documents posted support all my claims against Drs. Herbert Nevyas and Anita Nevyas-Wallace (Nevyas Eye Associates). The Nevyases have fought hard to keep these documents from the public eye.

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Public Citizen
Public Citizen felt so strongly about my rights being violated, that they appealed on my behalf, pro bono (without charge to me). The ACLU also took interest (they helped me obtain local counsel for my appeal).

From their website:

Public Citizen Litigation Group is the litigating arm of Public Citizen. The Group specializes in cases involving health and safety regulation, consumer rights,  access to the courtsopen government, and the First Amendment, including internet free speech

Because Public Citizen does not accept funds from corporations, professional associations or government agencies, we can remain independent and follow the truth wherever it may lead. But that means we depend on the generosity of concerned citizens like you for the resources to fight on behalf of the public interest.

Public Citizen has done an exceptional job in providing representation for not only my rights, but those of many others.  Please consider donating to help them continue protecting the rights of Americans. The donations ARE tax deductible.

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Share Your Story

LasikSucks4u2.com publishes letters from people who write in.

Are you a patient who has something you want the public to know, but aren't tech saavy, or otherwise can't afford to hire a web designer to create an attractive site for you?

Are you currently involved in litigation and want to say something without your identity becoming publically known?

Are you so visually damaged you feel you have to warn the public because your conscience compels you to do so?

Are you a doctor who can't speak out because of fear of professional retaliation?

If you have something you would like published, please email me, or use my contact form.

 

LASIK: Another Insider’s Experience…

Name Witheld By Request 

Dear Dom,

I'm sorry to hear about your experience. I am a laser tech. I have been for a number of years, and have assisted in over 30,000 procedures with over 20 different surgeons. I have seen it all...

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A VERY Interesting Article:

Refractive Surgery – A Ten Year Learning Curve

“Ten years on, LASIK appears to have lived up to its promise, although not for the high refractive errors that had originally been proposed.”

 

“In the case of LASIK, patient outcomes showed that visual outcomes became more unpredictable and unstable as refractive error increased.”

 

Read The Full Story

 

Public Legal Documents, Refractive Surgeons, Practices, and Corporations

Advanced Medical Optics (AMO) (Intralase, VISX) - Information & Recalls Dr. Robert Maloney
Alcon Manufacturers/Alcon Laboratories (Summit Autonomous) - Information & Recalls Dr. Eric R. Mandel
Dr. R. David Allara - Surrenders license due to illicit use of drugs. Dr. Michael Mockovak - Plotted to kill partner & former Brother-in-law
Bausch & Lomb - Information & Recalls Drs. Herbert Nevyas & Anita Nevyas-Wallace - The doctors who
Dr. William Boothe - Uses spammer to harass website owner...    damaged my eyes and their continued efforts to silence me!
Dr. Nicholas Caro - OVER 50 Lawsuits (and counting)! Nidek - Class Action Lawsuit filed
Drs. Dello Russo Dr. Stephen OrlinDr. Orlin testified as an Expert Witness (for the
Dr. Eric Donnenfeld    Nevyases) in several lawsuits filed against the Nevyases
Dr. Glenn Kawesch - My condolences. However, these lawsuits still happened. Dr. Mark G. Speaker - Loses to $7.25 Mil Award!
Laservue Class Action.pdf Staar Surgical
Douglas R. Lazarro, Lazarro Eye Center, L.L.P.  Dr. Thomas Tooma
LCA Vision (LASIK Vision Institute (LVI) / LASIK Plus)

 

Current Adverse Event Reporting Listing Includes Lasers by Manufacturers Listed Above

The FDA and Lasers

Some Lasers Just Don't Cut It... The FDA has been very 'choosy' as to what actions they took against SOME in the LASIK industry regarding 'Black Box' Lasers.

Debris After LASIK

LASIK Blade Leaves Metal Under Flap Some patients have reported large chunks of metal in their corneas after lasik.

Flap disintegrates during lifting

Seemingly Harmless, And Yet... Others have reported the LASIK flap lost, missing (found on the floor), or stuck to the microkeratome blade.