lasik surgeons


USAEyes is a nonprofit Lasik patient advocacy organization
USAEyes Lasik grant application.
How to Pick
A Lasik Doctor
۰ Certified Lasik Doctor
۰ Why Choose USAEyes
Certified Lasik Doctors
۰ 50 Tough Questions For
  Your Lasik Doctor
Ask Lasik Expert
۰ Lasik Q&A Forum
Top Articles
۰ Lasik Results
۰ All About Lasik
۰ Lasik Cost
۰ Wavefront Custom Lasik
۰ Lasik Patient Survey
Lasik Alternative
Top Articles
۰ Monovision Lasik
۰ PRK, LASEK, Epi-Lasik
۰ RLE Lens Exchange

Digg,, Reddit, Bookmark, etc. this page.

Add Lasik page to Digg,, Reddit, My Favorites, Facebook, Ask, and others.


Lasik Doctors


FDA Warns Lasik Centers to Report Complications

Warnings part of a larger re-evaluation of the popular laser surgery to reduce the need for glasses and contacts.

lasik fda

FDA issues warning letters to Lasik centers about poor complication reporting.

WASHINGTON DC, October 15, 2009 -- The US Food and Drug Administration has issued warning letters to 17 Lasik centers citing poor complication reporting systems. Some clinics for the national chains LasikPlus and TLC are among those cited.

No problems were found with the lasers used for Lasik , short for Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis, however deficiencies were found in the procedures for reporting complications from the eye surgery to reduce the need for corrective lenses. Unwanted side effects can include blurred and double-vision in a minority of cases. The FDA is inspecting reporting systems at other Lasik facilities.

At an April 2008 public hearing the FDA heard from many patients who had experienced poor Lasik outcomes. Over 6 million Lasik surgeries have been performed in the US, however fewer than 140 patients had reported complications at the time of the hearing.

Tags: , , ,

"Consider and Choose With Confidence" TM

A few of the communities where Lasik doctors are certified by USAEyes :

Materials presented in this website are for informational purposes only and are not medical advice. See full Terms of Use.
Unless otherwise indicated, Copyright 1997-2012 © Council for Refractive Surgery Quality Assurance, a nonprofit organization.
800/USA-Eyes - 800/872-3937
No images, graphics, or text may be reproduced in any media without express written permission.
USAEyes, CRSQA, Council for Refractive Surgery Quality Assurance,
50 Tough Questions For Your Lasik Doctor, and Consider and Choose With Confidence are trademarks of the
Council for Refractive Surgery Quality Assurance
All Rights Reserved.