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FAILED LASIK DEPLETING SUPPLY OF DONOR CORNEAS PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 30 November 2005 19:00

OPTOMETRIST SPECIALIZING IN POST-REFRACTIVE SURGERY DISASTERS CLAIMS THAT FAILED LASIK EYE SURGERY IS DEPLETING SUPPLY OF DONOR CORNEAS...

Dr. Greg Gemoules, OD of Coppell, TX, an Optometrist who specializes in repairing the vision of patients damaged by refractive surgery by fitting them with hard contact lenses, claims that hard contact lenses, known as RGP’s or ‘rigid gas permeable’ lenses are the best option for those with laser-ruined eyesight. One reason he cites to promote RGP use for these visually compromised patients is a lack of availability of donor corneas due to the widespread practice of LASIK eye surgery.

Gemoules also claims that many corneal transplant recipients have worse vision than those with “LASIK difficulties”.

Gemoules stated:

“Many patients with corneal grafts have worse problems than patients with post-LASIK difficulties, and STILL require RGP contact lenses afterwards. Besides, the donor pool for donor corneas is being reduced by the number of patients who are getting LASIK.”

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