Lasik | Lasek Problems
Pandora wrote: Quotes:
"A single application of low-dose mitomycin C (MMC) is highly effective in treating and preventing haze and scarring, said Steven C. Schallhorn, M.D., director of refractive surgery, U.S. Navy, San Diego. That’s according to a review of the current scientific literature on MMC. There also has been no reported serious complication of MMC. However, he said, ophthalmologists still don’t understand the dosage implications of MMC, he said. The longest follow up with MMC has only been three years."
Need I say more?!
Reply to Echo
LASIK or LASEK - if it goes wrong, in all probability you will be left with INCURABLE EYE DAMAGE!
Reply to Mr Starburst
Did the surgeon tell you (verbally) the risks of lasek?
Did they tell you how damned painful it is afterwards?
And very important - did they mention Mitomycin C (MMC)?
You are VERY VERY lucky to have found this site BEFORE surgery!
Wish I had :blink:
Reply to Unlucky
- very worried
Reply to Mr Starburst
- Saul Chacon
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After 3 or 4 hours my wife was ready to go back home and as soon as we arrived she went to bed to rest while I looked after the kids.
She soon started complaining of intense pain in her left eye, which we both thought was probably normal after laser eye surgery. But all through the night she was suffering more pain which got so bad that she had to be rushed to Bristol General Infirmary.
They told her there was nothing they could do because the surgery had gone wrong as the Optical Express surgeon had cut the flap too much on the left eye and that we should try to get it sorted with the service provider (OE).
The next day I took my wife back to the OE clinic in Bristol but because it was a Saturday there wasn't a doctor available to help her. They sent her to Cardiff where they performed emergency surgery to correct the mistake made on the first surgery. We had to catch a train with my wife half blind and in so much pain all the way to Cardiff to have emergency surgery!
After countless visits to see the optometrist and only one visit to the surgeon who'd messed up the first surgery, Optical Express decided that my wife needs an enhancement. But they have really messed around changing the dates, passing the ball from one to another and unable to give a proper solution to this. My wife cant see properly through her left eye while every single month I keep repaying the full amount of the finance repayment to HITACHI CAPITAL.
My wife is epileptic and has serious problems with depression and this whole situation has generated a great deal of anxiety and stress affecting our entire family very negatively.
I am now really angry with Optical Express and considering speaking to a solicitor.
I don't think I should be paying Hitachi and now think my wife deserves some sort of compensation for all these problems and stress caused by the unprofessional and CR*P company that is OPTICAL EXPRESS
The name of the surgeon that performed the laser surgery at Bristol Optical Express clinic is LUCA ANTICO. The post care was negligent and my wife is having a really hard time.
So think twice before believing all the lies and having your life ruined by OPTICAL EXPRESS!!
Reply to Saul Chacon
Llovet et al., found that the incidence was 0,035% per procedure and detected the following risk factors: blepharitis, intraoperative epithelial defect, dry eye...
Some of these cases could not be prevented from the poor prognosis leading to serious sequelae, poor final visual performance, even loss of the eye, as in our case. Patients should be aware of this rare but possible infections and especially possible bilateral complications after LASIK."
Reply to OS
Replied by Ashley on topic Thousands of patients suffer surgery failure.Posted 30 Apr 2014 21:08 #148
After seeing this website and hearing Pat's story in full, I have decided that I will not be booking the laser eye surgery I was considering as I wish to take more time to fully research and consider the risks attached.
I understand that some people are delighted with their surgery whilst others have unfortunately suffered complications. Until I could be sure that I would not fall into the latter category, I would not be willing to go through with it.
Reply to Ashley
Replied by Brendy on topic Why i wish I'd never heard of Optical ExpressPosted 03 Apr 2014 14:12 #149
Before surgery I had average vision but since treatment from Optical Express a specialist had diagnosed Post Lasik Corneal Eurasia which is deforming the shape of my eyes.
I have contacted Optical Express on a number of occasions to retrieve my records for a NHS doctor as I urgently need an operation.
If that weren't bad enough they first asked for me to pay for my records (surely illegal) and since then all my requests have been ignored.
I am a hard working student and a decent human being. Life is tough enough without organisations like this one damaging your health for the sake of a few more customers, I say customers because i do not honestly believe that they see the people who come to them seeking medical help as patients.
Thanks for reading this.
Reply to Brendy
- Chris H
My vision has deteriorated. I have had two different glasses prescriptions since the surgery.
Optical Express suggested that my eyes could be 'tweaked' after 3 months, but I'm loathe to return to them.
Am I obliged to give them the opportunity to repair?
Can I get a refund?
Paid £1,500 deposit with 10 months interest free credit to begin in April 2014.
However, a payment was taken in January and February.
Can I stop any further direct debits?
Worried about my sight and fearful of losing my job.
admin: First you should contact Hitachi to stop payments. Pls contact me for details: email@example.com