FIRST, is they create a "flattened-thinned" out cornea which does and always has had KNOWN LONG TERM INJURIES. Injuries such as "ablating away of vital corneal tissue," which is thinned out. Many are thinned out creating problems immediately or later on in life. Usually, the worse and more Myopic (nearsighted) your vision is, the more tissue they had to remove in order to flatten your natural shape, so you would most likely be more problematic immediately or later on Post LASIK. Did the LASIK CENTER explain this to you? NO, they didn't and won't. Because they know if they did, you would run out the door if you had half a brain and they would be out of business!
SECONDLY, LASIK and refractive surgeries cause a loss of Keratocytes...and loss of vital Epethial Cells and it's important to note that each and every baby / person at birth is ONLY created with a certain amount of these and that's it. Did your LASIK CENTER explain what happens when LASIK diminishes these important and vital cells? NO, they did not did they!
THIRD, did the LASIK CENTER take the one minute it takes, to explain what happens if and when your eyes change shape which is also a KNOWN FACT of normal aging, and how you will no longer be able to be fitted as a "NORMAL" patient, but rather you will now be labeled a "COMPLICATED CORNEA" or a "POST REFRACTIVE CORNEA" and that the only doctors who can treat you will be Optometrists who specialize in "POST REFRACTIVE CORNEAS?"
FOURTH, did the LASIK CENTER explain that "QUALIFIED POST REFRACTIVE CONTACT LENSES AND LENS FITTERS" charge anywhere from $2,500 per lens to $5,000 per lens for Post LASIK patients? NO, they did not did they! Here's an example of the custom made hard contact lenses that are cut from a $300,000.00 lathe that you will need created by 1 of 4 custom lens designers in the country to create (know that it takes usually about 12 fitting/examinations which aren't comfortable in order to wear these huge/glass type lenses whereas before, a simple soft comfortable contact lenses would have easily worked for life and again, only costs about $250/yr. causing no known damages to hurt the health of the eye):
Management Team: http://avedro.com/management-team .
(Headed by David Muller).
Medical Board: http://avedro.com/medical-advisory-board .
(Notice Dan Durrie and John Kanellopoulos).
Off Label Procedure: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/758172 .
Completes $26 Million Offering: http://boston.citybizlist.com/7/2012/2/21/Avedro-Completes-26M-Offering--cbl.aspx .
Canadian Approval For LASIK XTRA: http://eon.businesswire.com/news/eon/20120131005598/en/Lasik/LASIK/Lasik-Xtra .
John Norris knows David Muller Well: http://www.reuters.com/article/2009/09/18/idUS112425+18-Sep-2009+BW20090918 .
“He also has extensive management experience including leading the team responsible for the billion dollar turn-around and sale of laser-eye-surgery pioneer Summit Technology.”
David Muller’s Close Relationship To Ex FDA Commissioner John Norris Involved With The Billion Dollar Sale of Summit Technologies:
Shown on You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKEcHGxitHU .
Shown on You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZD4csfIkFEs .
Shown on You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAF8UciNLXE .