Dr Oz: Lasik Surgery Investigation
Dr Oz invited an undercover reporter to expose the truth about Lasik Eye Surgery. Elisabeth Leamy did her research and shared some surprising results about the procedure with Dr Oz and the audience. Does Lasik actually work? Find out what goes on in the operating room.
Dr Oz: Elective Lasik Eye Surgery
This is the most popular elective procedure in America, with more than 800,000 people going through the operation every year. What you might not know is that many patients have excruciating pain as a result, and some of them even end up blind because of the surgery.
According to Elisabeth Leamy’s research, many advertisements for Lasik eye surgery are intentionally misleading. Studies conducted by the Food and Drug Administration concluded that 20% of Lasik patients come out of the procedure with worse vision than they had before.
Here’s something else that might make you think twice: even many eye doctors will not have the procedure done, because the risks for complications are so great. WIth all this information getting out there, I wonder what makes Lasik so popular?
Dr Oz: How Lasik Eye Surgery is Performed
Leamy continued her report, explaining that her investigation took place over the course of two years. What got her interested was an FDA whistleblower who left his post and revealed potential dangers of Lasik eye surgery.
So what really goes on when you have Lasik surgery? Dr Oz explained how the procedure works. First, the surgeon cuts a flap in your eyeball. Then a laser beam reshapes the cornea, changing or correcting your depth of vision. Finally, the flap is replaced, and hopefully it stays where it is supposed to.
Dr Oz: Lasik Eye Surgery Flap Complications
The flap about Lasik eye surgery seems to be that flap, according to Elisabeth Leamy. She said that there are many problems with the thickness of the flap if it is not just right. She also found that even when the flap works properly, it does not always heal correctly. In some cases, the flap can be knocked out of place by everyday instances like jumping in a pool or being poked in the eye.
Based on this new information, would you ever want to try Lasik surgery? Do you know of someone who had it performed? Was it successful? I want to know your real stories, so leave me a comment.