lyann wrote:I recently reed 2 scientific papers who report that pupil size do not mather for the risk to have halo at night, even for pupil size more than 7mm and other risks factors combine (Sphere 5 D, Sphere 5 D and Optical Zone, Age 50 yrs and older).
lyann wrote:Thanks you very much for your answer. I talk to my surgeon and he said that it was ok for me to have the standard laser. That it was just a little bit more risky than the zyoptic.
nemesis63 wrote:My pupil size is 8mm....
nemesis63 wrote:...and i'm having all gash effects and dry eye (starburst even at daylight)
nemesis63 wrote: If you can see clearly with your glasses why would do it?
nemesis63 wrote:Believe me doesn't worth it.
nemesis63 wrote:1 of the 3 lasik patients have side effects and 1 of the 3 have it for good.
nemesis63 wrote:I did it because i didn't know/told any side effects of lasik before surgery.
nemesis63 wrote:I personally don't recommend it.
LasikExpert wrote:nemesis63 wrote:My pupil size is 8mm....nemesis63 wrote:I did it because i didn't know/told any side effects of lasik before surgery.
The only reason you had Lasik was because you didn't know that microsurgery on the eyes had risk? You mean it wasn't because you wanted a reduced need for corrective lenses? It wasn't because you thought you might look better without glasses? It wasn't because you didn't like dealing with contacts? It wasn't because corrective lenses interfered with your desired lifestyle?
I have no doubt that you firmly believe your statements to be truthful, however virtually every patient I have ever encountered has received an informed consent form that lists many potential complications of Lasik. Most practices have informed consent videos with a test afterward, and require the patient initial key components of a written informed consent. In addition there is this website and many other resources on the Internet that define in great detail potential compilations of Lasik. There are scores of individual websites and blogs that discuss personal Lasik experiences both good and bad.
There may be reasonable argument that one particular doctor's informed consent process is deficient, but the proclamation that a person did not know or was not told any side effects of Lasik before surgery is very difficult to believe. Even plain old common sense would tell you that surgery has risks.
LasikExpert wrote:It is not likely that a doctor is going to personally use in general conversation the language of an informed consent document, but that document, the videos, the written tests, etc., are all coming from the doctor. They are all saying that risks are involved. It is the doctor's responsibility to provide the informed consent. It is the patient's responsibility to heed its warnings.
Your situation is an excellent cautionary tale. No one should dismiss the informed consent as anything but what it is - a contract with the patient that the risks are understood. That does not help your situation, but others reading about your situation may help them.
LasikExpert wrote:Tread carefully as you can create a self fulfilling prophecy. I have met too many people who refuse to use techniques and treatmetns that will resolve their problems solely because of anger and mistrust that can build in a situation like yours. Loss of faith in the doctor is one thing, but loss of faith in all medicine provides little relief.
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