WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health officials are hearing stories
of pain and frustration from patients harmed by Lasik eye surgery.
At a public hearing today, 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
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