Jennifer Morse ASCRS consultant and former Navy Program Director for Psychiatry in San Diego, talked about the benefits of LASIK in military and civilian populations, and asserted that there is no scientific evidence of any direct link between LASIK and depression or suicide. Several months later at an AAO annual meeting, Dr. Morse spoke about dissatisfied LASIK patients, saying there must be some neurologic disconnect between what their eyes are seeing and what their brain is processing. It should be known that ASCRS paid all of Dr. Morse’s travel expenses to attend the hearing and produce a "biased testimony" that many say was a "cooked testimony" to make sure there were no connections between having a bad LASIK outcome and having depression.
Supported in part by the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Foundation, Fairfax, Virginia; NIH/NEI EY-014793 (vision core); and an unrestricted grant to MUSC-SEI from Research to Prevent Blindness, New York, NY.
More of Steve Schallhorn/Navy/Femtosecond Laser:
The Department of Defense and Navy are covering all of this up. They control the fabricated studies, and then report back to the FDA that LASIK is safe. They try to back it up using “navy and army guys in the field of battle and in “live or die” “intense situations,” which of course they will do better than having to wear contacts or glasses! But you can’t compare that to daily, un battle like situations behind a desk, on the computer, driving a car, as eye pain post surgery is “UNACCECPTABLE” etc… Below is a timeline, showing a huge “medical cover-up” with a $45 Million dollar DOD contract on Intralase: “the laser that never had any clinical studies, yet Dr. Steven Schallhorn, who has financial interests in AMO parent company, owns an interest in the company that received a lot of these profits, one month after he resigned from the DOD…” This is corrupt! Now the Navy is urging “happy patients” to go online and issue “happy” comments here:
Mention of the infamous Steven Schallhorn (many opinions say he controlled a lot of the LASIK studies and possibly falsified or doctored them up while in the Navy and made a fortune from the Intralase Femtosecond laser which really never went through any FDA Approvals, somehow side stepped the FDA approval/trials process) below…
“The bottom line is that unless the starbursts are ridiculously bad, they will not be detected in an eye exam -- it is almost completely subjective. It is also almost completely disqualifying.”
“One of the most significant indicators or starbursts and glare is pupil size vs. treatment zone size. Do you know the size of your fully dilated pupil and the size of the area of your cornea that was treated (it should be on your surgical records)? The other common indicators are bad surgeons and bad luck.”