Navigation Links
FDA Panel Urges Stronger Warnings for LASIK Surgery
Date:4/25/2008

ASIK procedure in 2006, and said his doctors classified him as a success because he now has 20-20 vision -- something Kotsovolos called a deceptive industry practice, according to the AP.

"For the last two years, I have suffered debilitating and unremitting eye pain," Kotsovolos said. "Patients do not want to continue to exist as helpless victims with no voice."

LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) surgery involves cutting a small flap in the eye's cornea using a laser. With the flap held out of the way, the surgeon can then reshape the corneal tissue with another laser. The procedure can be used for nearsightedness (as in Tiger Woods' case), farsightedness and, in some cases, astigmatism.

But, the much-touted procedure is not for everyone. Those who should rule it out include individuals who have a misshapen cornea or excessively thin cornea, who have early cataract formation or big pupils, who have dry eyes, or underlying conditions such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis, said Dr. Norman Saffra, director of ophthalmology at Maimonides Medical Center in New York City.

Negative results can include glare and halos around lights at night. Some patients have actually had to have corneal transplants when LASIK went wrong, Starr said.

Surgeons may also rule out patients with unrealistic expectations. "I had a patient who said, 'I want to be able to see a license plate on a dark country road from a mile away,' so I didn't do it," said Cykiert, who estimated that he declines about 20 percent of patients who come to him.

Cykiert recommends that the surgeon who is going to perform the LASIK surgery also be the one to pre-screen candidates. "One of the things [the FDA] is probably going to find is that some of the people who have complaints that are valid may possibly have not been evaluated pre-operatively as thoroughly as they could have been," he said.

"It's an elective surgery, y
'/>"/>

Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Inforum Presents Panel Discussion on The Future of the U.S. Health Care System: What It Will Cost in Dollars and Quality of Care
2. UHW Joins Blue Ribbon Panel on the Future of St. Lukes Hospital
3. FDA Panel Supports Anemia Drugs for Cancer Patients
4. FDA Panel Weighs Safety of Anemia Drugs for Cancer Patients
5. Nasdaq Hearings Panel Grants TeamStaffs Request for Continued Listing Subject to a Reverse Stock Split
6. Is Cancer Community in Alignment About Cure and Costs? NCCN Conference Panel Asks
7. CDC Panel Urges Extending Flu Vaccine Coverage for Kids
8. Key Business, Labor and Academic Experts Join Stop Obesity Alliance Panel to Present Policy Perspectives and Recommendations to Reshape The Union
9. FDA Panel OKs 3 New Flu Strains for Next Years Vaccine
10. VA Creating Advisory Panel on Rural Health
11. Penn childhood obesity researchers panelists at AAAS Town Hall Event
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/2/2014)... 2014 Recently, BambooIndustry.com, a professional company ... collection of bamboo floors . What’s more, the ... of its products at the moment. According to the ... 26 percent off. The promotion will be valid until ... http://www.bambooindustry.com ) are all made by qualified workers. A ...
(Date:10/2/2014)... BamboofloorChina.com is a distinguished bamboo product manufacturer ... appreciation from the global customers in the past few ... more excellent items. All its online workers are professional ... , The company has recently added a new ... Furthermore, the company’s marketing specialist has announced that all ...
(Date:10/2/2014)... Children with autism are more sedentary than those without ... active, a small study suggests. Researchers tested the ... autism and some without. Children with autism averaged 50 ... 70 more minutes each day sitting than those without ... on strength, but had similar body-mass index (a measurement ...
(Date:10/2/2014)... Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter ... the District of Columbia now have a total of 500 ... has been infecting children since the summer, U.S. health ... have died in recent weeks, but it,s not clear what ... deaths, officials said. Health officials are also trying to ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... new research study published today in the Journal ... patients older than 50 years with moderate or severe ... , Researchers from the University of Melbourne randomly assigned ... pain to no acupuncture or sham or pretend laser ... with participants and acupuncturists blinded to laser and sham ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:BambooIndustry.com: Great Bamboo Floors At Discounted Rates 2Health News:High Quality Bamboo Panels Online At BamboofloorChina.com 2Health News:Kids With Autism Tend to Be Less Active, Study Says 2Health News:42 States Reporting Respiratory Virus That Targets Kids 2Health News:42 States Reporting Respiratory Virus That Targets Kids 3Health News:Study finds acupuncture does not improve chronic knee pain 2
... method cuts death risk, study finds , WEDNESDAY, Aug. ... who receive early non-invasive ventilation after a breathing tube ... failure or die, a Spanish study has found. , ... of them had high levels of carbon dioxide in ...
... behind progress, study finds , THURSDAY, Aug. 13 (HealthDay ... younger people, new research shows. , And while cancer ... the United States, topping heart disease, that is because ... cancer. , "Older Americans have only experienced decreased [cancer] ...
... YORK, Aug. 13 The International Longevity Center, with support ... $20,000 grants for caregiver training programs. , , ... Initiative grants are part of the Caregiving Project for ... the Schmieding Center for Senior Health and Education. The initiative ...
... , , BALTIMORE, Aug. ... Maryland, the Black Nurses Association of Baltimore and the Greater ... Health Insurer Code of Conduct from the American Medical Association. ... portion of the state,s racial and ethnic minorities, including African ...
... , THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Aug. 13 ... data from the submitted Biologic License Applications (BLAs) for denosumab for ... treatment of bone loss in breast and prostate cancer patients undergoing ... Administration,s (FDA) Advisory Committee for Reproductive Health Drugs (ACRHD). , ...
... RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 13 Insmed Inc. (Nasdaq: ... second quarter and six-months ended June 30, 2009. , , ... were $3.0 million, up from $2.7 million for the corresponding period ... grant revenue related to the IPLEX(TM) myotonic muscular dystrophy ("MMD") clinical ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Ventilation After Breathing Tube Removal May Alter Outcomes 2Health News:Cancer Deaths Declining, Especially Among Young 2Health News:Cancer Deaths Declining, Especially Among Young 3Health News:Fifteen Community Colleges Win Awards for Innovative Caregiving Training Programs 2Health News:Fifteen Community Colleges Win Awards for Innovative Caregiving Training Programs 3Health News:Fifteen Community Colleges Win Awards for Innovative Caregiving Training Programs 4Health News:Fifteen Community Colleges Win Awards for Innovative Caregiving Training Programs 5Health News:Leading African American Groups Call On Health Insurers to Dismiss Restrictive Practices 2Health News:Leading African American Groups Call On Health Insurers to Dismiss Restrictive Practices 3Health News:Amgen to Discuss Denosumab Data at Today's Advisory Committee for Reproductive Health Drugs 2Health News:Amgen to Discuss Denosumab Data at Today's Advisory Committee for Reproductive Health Drugs 3Health News:Amgen to Discuss Denosumab Data at Today's Advisory Committee for Reproductive Health Drugs 4Health News:Amgen to Discuss Denosumab Data at Today's Advisory Committee for Reproductive Health Drugs 5Health News:Amgen to Discuss Denosumab Data at Today's Advisory Committee for Reproductive Health Drugs 6Health News:Amgen to Discuss Denosumab Data at Today's Advisory Committee for Reproductive Health Drugs 7Health News:Insmed Announces Financial Results for Second Quarter and Six-Months Ended June 30, 2009 2Health News:Insmed Announces Financial Results for Second Quarter and Six-Months Ended June 30, 2009 3Health News:Insmed Announces Financial Results for Second Quarter and Six-Months Ended June 30, 2009 4Health News:Insmed Announces Financial Results for Second Quarter and Six-Months Ended June 30, 2009 5Health News:Insmed Announces Financial Results for Second Quarter and Six-Months Ended June 30, 2009 6Health News:Insmed Announces Financial Results for Second Quarter and Six-Months Ended June 30, 2009 7Health News:Insmed Announces Financial Results for Second Quarter and Six-Months Ended June 30, 2009 8Health News:Insmed Announces Financial Results for Second Quarter and Six-Months Ended June 30, 2009 9
(Date:10/2/2014)... 1, 2014   Intarcia Therapeutics, Inc. today ... phase 3 clinical trials for ITCA 650 (exenatide, delivered ... osmotic mini-pump). The first trial, FREEDOM-1, was a placebo-controlled, ... and safety of ITCA 650 in patients with type ... to be significantly superior to placebo for both 40 ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... and NOTTINGHAM, England , Oct. ... CBRX ) today announced that its subsidiary, Molecular Profiles ... Trials platform at the annual CPhI/ICSE Worldwide event in ... to support companies with the rapid development of both ... enabling technologies screening platform, which incorporates the company,s existing ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... Oct. 1, 2014  Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: ... results for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2014 ... 22, 2014.  The news release will be followed by ... p.m. PT.  The news release and a link to ... company website at: www.varian.com/investor .  To access the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Intarcia Announces Two Positive Phase 3 Trials for ITCA 650 in Type 2 Diabetes: FREEDOM-1 and FREEDOM-1 High Baseline (HBL) Study Results 2Intarcia Announces Two Positive Phase 3 Trials for ITCA 650 in Type 2 Diabetes: FREEDOM-1 and FREEDOM-1 High Baseline (HBL) Study Results 3Intarcia Announces Two Positive Phase 3 Trials for ITCA 650 in Type 2 Diabetes: FREEDOM-1 and FREEDOM-1 High Baseline (HBL) Study Results 4Intarcia Announces Two Positive Phase 3 Trials for ITCA 650 in Type 2 Diabetes: FREEDOM-1 and FREEDOM-1 High Baseline (HBL) Study Results 5Columbia Laboratories' UK Subsidiary To Launch New Development Platform At CPHI 2Columbia Laboratories' UK Subsidiary To Launch New Development Platform At CPHI 3Varian Medical Systems Schedules Fourth Quarter FY2014 News Release and Conference Call 2
... FLEX ) is expanding its medical disposables offering ... through a share purchase agreement. Slomedical is a leading ... sets to complex devices for minimally-invasive surgery. This deal ... calendar year, pending required regulatory clearances. , Upon ...
... , CLINTON, N.J., Oct. 21 Ikaria Holdings, Inc. ... Award for Excellence in Business Expansion by the New ... employer association in the United States. Ikaria earned ... revenues, as well as the net creation of new ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Flextronics Announces Expansion of Medical Disposables Offering 2Ikaria Receives Award for Excellence by New Jersey Business & Industry Association 2
.90mm (20G) guillotine cutting probe with 1.4mm (17G) removable irrigation sleeve...
Cannula: .90mm x 28mm (20 G x 1 1/8 in) Handle: 9.3cm (3 5/8 in) long, Flute, .90 x 28mm, vacuum handle [Charles]...
...
Designed for stab incisions...
Medicine Products: