December 2009: Journal of Refractive Surgery: "Shows Further Proof That The LASIK Flaps Never Fully Heal, Page 4:"
December 21st, 2009: Tiger Wood's LASIK Sponsor, TLC Vision, Files Bankruptcy Today:
December 18th, 2009: Swiss Tag Heuer Drops Tiger Woods USA Ads Announced Today:
December 17th, 2009: Tiger Wood's TLC LASIK Vision Receives NASDAQ Delisting Letter:
December 16th, 2009: Tiger Wood's Doctor's Doping Scandal Gets Scrutinized:
December 15th, 2009: Forbes: "LASIK Elective Surgery May Have Permanent Complications & Psychological Effects:"
December 12th, 2009: Tiger Woods Other LASIK Secrets That He Doesn't Want You To Know About:
December 10th, 2009: 28 out of 29 Post LASIK Patients Have Ectasia & Need Further Treatment Says Clinical Study :
December 9th, 2009: Tiger Woods ex-girlfriend, Kashmira Karanjia's horrific LASIK result performed by Tiger's LASIK doctor yet Tiger continues to endorse elective LASIK surgery and TLC Vision/Dr. Marc Whitten:
December 4th, 2009: A List Of Celebs & Athletes, Ruined By LASIK, Gets Published To Warn The Masses:
www.LasikComplications.com December 3rd, 2009: More LASIK Turmoil Erupts At FDA!
December 2nd, 2009: Federal Trade Commission Issues "LASIK Warning" To Consumers About Risks And Urges Consumers To Turn In Any LASIK Physician or Clinic That Does Not State All Known Risks In Their LASIK Ads:
December 1st, 2009: "Is Tiger Woods Having Post LASIK Night-Time Problems, Multiple LASIK Enhancement Surgeries, Driving Into Things At Night, Now Back In Glasses?"
December 1st, 2009: TLC LASIK Vision Centers– Lansing, MI (10/30). Inspected 9/10/2009. Misbranded: The facility is not in conformance with the MDR regulations. (LASIK devices); 21 CFR Part 803 (No code)
November 19th, 2009: Houston Chronicle Reports: "FDA Taking A Serious Look Into The Estimated 75,000 Permanently Injured LASIK Patients Every Year, And Is Very Concerned About This Becoming An Epidemic:"
November 17th, 2009: Dr. Michael Mockovak of Clearly
LASIK Eye Surgery Centers Arrested For Plotting To Kill His Partner:
November 16th, 2009: ABC News: "LASIK Isn't So Safe, Many Patients Complaining of Permanent Blurry Vision:"
November 6th, 2009: FDAWeb: "126 Citizens Demand The FDA Place A Public LASIK Health Advisory" www.lifeafterlasik.com/fdawebnov609.htm Source: www.FDAWeb.com Nov. 6th, 2009
November 2nd, 2009: 126 Americans Signed a Letter Asking the FDA To Issue A "Public LASIK Health Advisory" & Scrutinize Every LASIK Center Retroactively Speaking For Medwatch Filings & Full Disclosure of All Known Risks In All Advertisements:
October 29th, 2009: www.LASIKAdvisory.com Is Asking Hurt LASIK Patients To Support Their Efforts In A Letter Asking The FDA To Put A "Public LASIK Health Advisory/Alert" Out Until Real Long - Term Studies Can Prove Efficacy & Safety. -Failure of LASIK Adverse Event Medical Reporting-All LASIK Centers Continue To Violate FDA Law And Should Face Criminal Charges:
October 28th, 2009: 10 LASIK Centers close their doors. What happens to all of the unhappy patients?
October 27th, 2009: Be very careful of the following (17) LASIK Centers/Doctors at these facilities accused of violating major FDA Laws and Guidance's, which could be potentially dangerous to their LASIK patients:
October 22nd, 2009: FDA is asking consumers to report any LASIK doctor advertising without listing "All KNOWN RISKS:"
http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm187351.htm October 21st, 2009: LA Times: "As many as 75,000 a year -- are thought to have lasting post-operative problems from having had elective LASIK surgery that include painful dry-eye, poorer vision, halos, glare, blindness:"
October 20th, 2009: LifeAfterLasik Asks Dr. Sharstein/Dr. Hamburg at "FDA" To Involve The Hurt LASIK Advocacy Group Efforts In Being A Part of The "Quality of Life Post LASIK Study" To Make Sure The Study Isn't Fabricated To Skew Satisfaction Rates:
October 20th, 2009: LifeAfterLasik Asks NEI "National Eye Institute" To Involve The Hurt LASIK Advocacy Group Efforts In Being A Part of The "Quality of Life Post LASIK Study" To Make Sure The Study Isn't Fabricated To Skew Satisfaction Rates:
October 20th, 2009: LifeAfterLasik Asks "Dr. Waring III (Editor of Journal of Refractive Surgery)" To Include Hurt LASIK Advocacy Groups Efforts In "Post LASIK Quality of Life Study" So That Honest Results Can Be Concluded:
October 19th, 2009: Dr. Rupard states "LASIK causes a decline in Lacrimal Gland function
"which are "known long term problems of every LASIK surgery:"
October 18th, 2009: FDA States "LASIK Centers Have Not Been Reporting ALL LASIK PATIENT Complications:"
October 17th, 2009: Braves Catcher McCann Has 2nd LASIK Surgery To Fix Blurred Problems Of First LASIK Surgery:
October 16th, 2009: LASIK Surgery Watch Sends Letter To FDA's Device Evaluation Dr. Tillman Asking To "Pull LASIK Devices" Until Real Clinical Studies Can Be Performed To Guarantee Patient Efficacy and Patient Safety:
October 15th, 2009: FDA Concerned About LASIK, Starts "Post LASIK Quality of Life Study:"
October 15th, 2009: FDA issues 17 Warning Letters to LASIK ambulatory surgical centers after
recent inspections revealed that they had inadequate systems for reporting adverse events:
October 15th, 2009: LASIK Surgery Watch says CDRH should recall all-laser LASIK devices
that were given 510(k) clearance with rigorous clinical trials:
October 9th, 2009: "Long Term Quality Of Life LASIK Study" in the works to prove every LASIK procedure leaves it's victims "permanently scarred for life, with permanent Adverse Complications such as Dry Eye Syndrome:"
October 8th, 2009: FDA Warns The Public About Prescription "eye lash drug enhancer" Latisse':
October 7th, 2009: "If Permanent Dry Eye Syndrome with no known cure isn't directly related to LASIK, then why are there so many "Post LASIK Clinical Studies with Permanent Dry Eye Syndrome taking place right now?http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/results?term=dry+eyes+AND+lasik October 6th, 2009: Atlanta Braves Pitcher, Brian McCann, Still NOT happy with his LASIK surgery complaining of Dry Eye, Blurry Vision:
October 5th, 2009: Look at the initial "LASIK Clinical Study" and notice how many flaws there were and how uncomfortable many of these Ophthalmologists felt about approving LASIK when there were already a bunch of permanent problems in these studies:
Click below to read my notes on this 300 page study, and why I think everyone thinking of LASIK should take time to read this:
October 5th, 2009: "Before You Have LASIK Eye Surgery, A Must Read:"
September 30th, 2009: Hollywood, FL Ophthalmologist Alan Mendelsohn charged with 32 counts of Fraud/FBI Allegations:
September 30th, 2009: www.IDFPR.com Sets Trial for January 12, 13, 14th, 2010, for "revocation of license" from the infamous Nicholas C. Caro, LASIK medical director of Saint George Vision, Chicago, IL (having accumulated over 50+ LASIK lawsuits). For more information, please contact: 100 W. Randolph, 9th Floor, Chicago, IL 60601, Phone: (312) 814- 4500.
September 25th, 2009: Meredith L. Van Tine At The University of Virginia School of Law ‘10:
LASIK Surgery: Eye Opening Information on Patient Risk
September 18th, 2009: Reuters: Former Deputy FDA Commissioner John Norris Appointed Chief Operating Officer at Health Discovery Corporation: "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:"
September 17th, 2009: Physician Says "LASIK Docs & Their Staff" Are Not Reporting Hurt LASIK Patients To FDA: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCBqlTjCFUo&feature=related
September 17th, 2009: Thousands Of Hurt LASIK Patient's Stories Removed Off Of The FDA's Website: Why Would The FDA NOT Want The Public To See These Stories?
September 16th, 2009: Ex-FDA Attorney Tells FDA They Are In Violation For Not Enforcing The MDR regulation, 21 C.F.R. Part 803, requiring maintenance of and adherence to documented procedures in order to implement these requirements. ALL LASIK Ambulatory Surgical Facilities (ASFs) must comply with these requirements, because failure to do so is a violation of law. More scrutiny and possible Criminal Investigations into the new FDA Commissioner for continuing to ignore this:
September 15th, 2009: FDA LASIK Response To FDAWebview Challenged:
http://www.lifeafterlasik.com/lsw.htm or http://www.fdaweb.com 9/15/09 Posted)
September 14th, 2009: LASIK SURGERY WATCH Sends Out The Following Letter To FDA/CDRH Giving Medical Evidence That Details Clinical Studies Further Proving That ALL LASIK Procedures Are Harmful No Matter Which Doctor Performs Them. Giving Further Evidence That LASIK Has More Like A 20%+ Permanent Complication/Adverse Event Rate:
September 11th, 2009: FDA to review (18) Violative LASIK Doctors and their facilities for compliance:
http://www.lifeafterlasik.com/violativeads.htm http://www.fdaweb.com/violativeads.htm (9/11/09 Posted)
September 8th, 2009: In yet another setback for CDRH, the Center’s former chief of LASIK device reviews tells us the agency “screwed up” in failing to set standards adverse event limits for the procedure, due to a lack of in-house expertise and added pressure from the industry: http://www.lifeafterlasik.com/waxler.htm or http://www.fdaweb.com 9/8/09 News Page.
September 1st, 2009: Consumer Reports Post LASIK Study shows 55% of patients regress back to
Glasses and have long-term complications from "elective LASIK surgery:"
August 23rd, 2009: Dr. Mark Whitten, LASIK Surgeon, TLC Vision, Sued:
August 12th, 2009: Will There Be An Investigation Into The Resignation of Daniel Schultz, Director of FDA/CDRH?:
August 11th, 2009: FDA/CDRH Director Daniel Schultz Resigns (Got Fired For Not Protecting The Public??):
July 31st, 2009: Patients file Class Action LASIK Lawsuit against LASIK VISION INSTITUTE for deceptive advertising:
July 14th, 2009: Chicago Breaking News: LASIK Doctor Nicholas C. Caro of Saint George Vision Under Scrutiny: 50+ LASIK Lawsuits And Counting. More hurt LASIK patients are contacting the www.idfpr.com about Dr. Caro Ruining Their Vision:
July 10th, 2009: Chicago Medical Malpractice: Dr. Nicholas Caro, IL doctor still performing despite wealth of lawsuits:
July 8th, 2009: (LifeAfterLASIK): To Initiate "Long-Term LASIK Studies" Asking Hurt LASIK Patients To Fill Out Form Telling Their Story of LASIK Dissatisfaction In (1) or (Both) Eyes, Filing (2) Forms:
July 8th, 2009: LifeAfterLasik Initiates Long-Term LASIK Study Asking All Hurt LASIK Patients To File Complaints:
July 5th, 2009: Chicago Tribune: Dr. Nicholas Caro and Saint George Vision, Chicago, IL, sited by the Chicago Tribune for “gross medical negligence” having accumulated 50+ LASIK Lawsuits and counting but having received NO DISCIPLINARY ACTION by the Dept. of Regulation. Why is the Dept. of Regulation protecting Dr. Caro?…
June 27th, 2009: FDA Is Sent Letter Asking Why They Put A Medwatch Alert Out on Zicam Cold Products Because They Were Linked To Loss of Smell And Loss of Quality Of Life, Yet The FDA Ignores Hurt LASIK Patients Wanting LASIK MORATORIUM For Loss of Eyesight, Loss of Quality of Life From Elective LASIK Surgery:
June 15th, 2009: LASIK SURGEON: Dr. Gabriele and His Wife Commit Suicide:
June 13th, 2009: $5.6 Million LASIK Lawsuit Win: Johnson Devadas and Saramma Devadas v. Kevin Niksarli, M.D., Manhattan LASIK Center, PLLC, and NewSight Laser Center, PLLC
June 12th, 2009: LASIK FACILITY Shut Down For Defrauding Patients:
June 11th, 2009: Letter Goes Out To President Obama Asking For A Moratorium On LASIK:
June 10th, 2009: LASIK Doctors Agree That The Problem Is In The Creation Of A Flap: Which is LASIK, NOT PRK:
June 10th, 2009: LASIK Surgeons Can't Even Agree On What Is The Safest Method To Create A FLAP: Why? No FLAP Is Safe:
June 4th, 2009: LCA Vision LASIK Sales Down 45%:
Nov. 2008: Is The FDA and CDRH Purposely Deceiving America About The Risks Of LASIK:
June 3rd, 2009: LASIK Victims Ramp Up Protests At FDA / Capital Hill:
Lasik FDAWeb June 3 2009 Ramp up Protest Capital Hill.pdf
June 3rd, 2009: FDA Accepts LASIK Petition by LASIK Surgery Watch / Facebook:
FDA Acceptance of my petition Docket number FDA-2009-P-0253-0001-CP 05-29-2009.pdf
June 2009: Proof That Daniel Schultz FDA / CDRH Only Inspected (3) LASIK Facilities From 2000 - 2008: This is a clear violation of the "Medical Reporting Act of 1990:"
June 1st, 2009: LASIK Sales are down 45% for April 2009. If they go bankrupt, where is the warranty on your eyes?
June 1st, 2009: Has The FDA/CDRH Responded Yet To Your "HURT LASIK PATIENT Medwatch/Maude Complaint?" If NOT, Send Them An Internal Email Here Telling Them You Are Upset Because You Havent' Heard Anything:
May 25th, 2009: FDA/CDRH Is Petitioned Again For Investigation Into LASIK Centers & Immediate Moratorium: http://www.lifeafterlasik.com/LASIK%20Scott%20Tolchin%20Petition%20May%2025%202009.pdf
May 23rd, 2009: Athletes stating they are plagued with Post LASIK Problems:
May 23rd, 2009: CNN: FDA: Doctors MUST Start Telling Patients About LASIK Risks In Ads:
http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/djf500/200905221619DOWJONESDJONLINE000712_FORTUNE5.htm May 23rd, 2009: Reuters: FDA: LASIK Facilities MUST Inform Patients About All Known LASIK Risks In All Ads:
May 22nd, 2009: FDANewsAlert: More Problems & Complications With LASIK Being Learned:
Original Clinical Studies May Indeed Be Flawed...Maybe Even Falsified!!
May 22nd, 2009: Forbes: LASIK Ads Must Tell Consumers All of The Known Risks or Criminal Charges May Apply:
May 22nd, 2009: Reuters: FDA Press Release: LASIK Ads Must Start Advertising All Of The Risks:
May 22nd, 2009: FDA: FDA Commissioner sends out letter to all Eye Care Professionals with more LASIK WARNINGS:
(The FDA took down the letter that was originally here: http://www.fda.gov/cdrh/lasik/letter-052209.html )
May 22nd, 2009: MSNBC: LASIK Ads Must Advertise ALL Risks So That Consumers Are Informed:
May 22nd, 2009: FDA's Acting Commissioner, Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, Investigates LASIK Patient Complaints:
May 21st, 2009: Letter sent to 200 Congressmen/women to put an immediate MORATORIUM on LASIK:
May 15th, 2008: Petition filed to put an IMMEDIATE MORATORIUM on ALL LASIK DEVICES:
Does the LASIK FLAP ever heal? Answer: NO, it does not according to Dr. Lloyd:
May 20th, 2009: Patients by the train loads, are becoming more upset with their LASIK doctors:
May 19th, 2009: College baseball player, Trevor Tyre, finds healing after LASIK "depressing": http://www.dothaneagle.com/dea/sports/college/troy/article/troys_trevor_tyre_rebounds_after_eye_surgery/73344/
May 19th, 2009: Another Pro Golfer hurt from LASIK Surgery:
May 16th, 2009: Father of professional baseball player, Brian McCann,
concerned with his son's mental state due to vision problems after LASIK: http://www.ajc.com/sports/content/sports/braves/stories/2009/05/16/braves_brian_mccann_glasses.html
Did Army Surgeon, Scott Barnes, give a misleading testimony at the Emergency FDA LASIK hearing?
May 15th, 2009: Facebook-LASIK Surgery Watch Attains 335 Members, Goal of 10,000 by April 15th, 2010:
May 15th, 2009: LASIK Sales Are Way Down in 2009 because of the the Alarming Amount of Complications Being Reported...
May 1st, 2009: K-State professor awarded $1.48 million to study LASIK COMPLICATIONS:
May 1st, 2009: Atlanta Braves Catcher, Brian McCann's vision ruined from LASIK...
April 4th, 2009: Letter To President Obama about the ongoing corruption at the FDA regarding Dr. Daniel Schultz...
Saturday April 25th 2009 Marks the "One Year Anniversary" of the Emergency FDA Hearings on LASIK What has been accomplished since those hearings to inform the public about the true nature of...