"In October 2009, the FDA, the National Eye Institute (NEI), and the Department of Defense (DoD) launched the LASIK Quality of Life Collaboration Project (LQOLCP) to help better understand the potential risk of severe problems that can result from LASIK. The project aimed to determine the percent of patients who develop difficulties performing their usual activities following LASIK, and to identify predictors for those patients."
At the emergency meeting in London on 10 November, Steve Schallhorn presented slides from the LQOLCP 'PROWL’ studies, telling surgeons present that 10% of the sampled patients suffered with dry eyes pre LASIK, but only 8% complained of dry eyes post LASIK.
Wow - LASIK cures dry eyes!
But, take a closer look, and it becomes obvious that Dr Schallhorn cherry picked the data he presented, because in fact, according to the PROWL studies:
• Up to 45 percent of participants, who had no visual symptoms before surgery, reported at least one visual symptom at three months after surgery.
• Participants who developed new visual symptoms after surgery, most often developed halos. Up to 35 percent of participants with no halos before LASIK had halos three months following surgery.
• Up to 30 percent of participants with no symptoms of dry eyes before LASIK, reported dry eye symptoms at three months after their surgery. This is consistent with previous studies.
I repeat, it's not just the patients OE are lying to!
The conclusion: "When LQOLP was designed, we intended to conduct a larger study to identify predictors for those patients who develop difficulties performing their usual activities following LASIK. We estimate that such a study would need approximately 2,500 patients."
David Moulsdale's boasts about "invoking a Google penalty" gave me the information I needed to report the details to Google and ask them to lift the penalty and return OERML to its rightful 1st page position.
I can accept being penalised for something I've done wrong, but when it's unjust and a result of dirty tactics, then I tend to get a teensy weensy bit upset
They really should have realised by now: "To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction."
Meanwhile, I find OE's desperation to silence me on Twitter, Facebook - and now Google, quite inspiring