The LASIK industry & the FDA have conspired since LASIK's inception to purposely withhold information vital to the public in making a truly informed LASIK decision. With, The hope is to show you what the industry and FDA would not and did not even think of doing until LASIK casualties started speaking out, and yet, they still did NOTHING.
Wednesday, 30 November 2005 19:00


We now know that corneal nerve damage from refractive surgery causes dry eye, and that this nerve damage was found to increase between years 2-3 post LASIK to over 40% loss of corneal nerve density, according to a recent study at the Mayo Clinic:


Dr. Trattler is aware of these findings, but claims that certain palliatives can treat “even the worst dry eye patients after LASIK”:

As posted in forum

“We have also shown (in a study I collaborated with Dr. Tseng on) that warm compresses along with other therapies can treat even the worst dry eye patients after LASIK. We took patients from other centers that had failed therapy, and were able to dramatically improve their dry eye state. The study ended 18 months ago, and these patients have done great even since the study end. Part of that is because dry eye is s cycle - so breaking the cycle (with Restasis pre-surgery or other therapies after surgery) can significantly help dry eye after LASIK, and can allow patients to get off Restasis after a number of months.”

Bill Trattler, MD - Miami, FL

Perhaps Dr. Trattler needs to hear from some folks on disability and/or in goggles from their LASIK dry eye.

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