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Daily Mail 'Good Health':10 Feb '15 10 Feb 2015 00:32 #101

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Oops - forgot to mention this :kiss:

I believe it's front page of the Daily Mail's health section today... entirely due to Daniel Poulter canceling our meeting last week.

www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-29464...y-riskier-think.html

The Reinstein Cowboy 09 Feb 2015 14:13 #102

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Byron said on the show that he had a bad outcome from surgery performed by a Harley St surgeon. I listened to what he said, and worked out this is media junkie Dr Dan Reinstein (who is not a UK Professor as he would have people believe).

This just goes to show that no matter which surgeon you choose, you can still suffer eye problems from commercial refractive surgery that will diminish your quality of life. If these types of surgeries were inherently safe, Byron would not now be suffering with Reinstein Cowboy inflicted eye problems.

Jeremy Vine Show phone in today!!! 09 Feb 2015 11:48 #103

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Today @ 1pm - phone in re laser eye surgery gone wrong on the Jeremy Vine Show.
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b051qvmt

Start listening@ 01:11:00 (will be uploaded to YouTube later)

I didn't know anything about this broadcast until I received a flurry of messages just after 11.30am this morning, when I immediately called the BBC. I spoke to one of Jeremy Vine's team who took a quote from me and said they'd call me at 1.00pm to talk live on air.

I was not called, my quote was not read out, and there was no mention of my campaign, or that the industry is unregulated!

Many damaged patients phoned in, and those who got through were warned they must not mention any company by name. (If you want to know the name of the surgeon Byron talked about, email me!)

Jeremy Vine also stated at the beginning of the discussion: "No companies in mind here, we're not zeroing in on anyone in particular.

So why did he then read out what was nothing less than a promo for Optical Express, who, even though they hadn't been asked to comment, had sent in their same old hackneyed statement - claiming 99% satisfaction, blah blah... ?!

Although lacking in any real substance or facts, overall the cover wasn't too bad, but I advise Dr Sarah Jarvis do some in depth research before making any more uninformed comments and quoting nonsensical statistics!

She is a GP, not an ophthalmologist, and, without a shadow of doubt, I know far more about eye surgery than she does! Where did she get the statistics to support her claim that "less than 5%" have problems?

Dr Jarvis talked a lot of nonsense, and I think she's another Hilary Jones - a GP who pretends to know everything about every medical matter!!

She said that none of her patients have ever complained of problems after eye surgery. Sadly, countless GPs across the UK and Ireland are unable to say the same!

In my opinion, this was half an hour of valuable broadcasting time wasted. If Jeremy Vine's team had spent even an hour researching this topic, Sarah Jarvis might have thought twice before spewing such trite!

I know that complaints have been made to the BBC about the 5% claim, and allowing Optical Express to advertise.

I will be adding my own tomorrow :kiss:

Mail Online 7 Jan '15 03 Feb 2015 20:50 #104

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It seems that OE are taking no notice of the ICO's warning re the spam text messages. As an OE damaged patient, receiving the texts from OE as I did again yesterday, disgusts me to the core. Unfortunately everyone who knows me and that OE damaged me, forwards their texts from OE to me. A friend I bumped into today was asking how my eyes were and as I answered , he received a spam text from OE. Least I was able to tell him how to report it.

I suspect OE would try and sell a pair of shoes to a military serviceman who'd just had his legs blown off. I guess OE are making more money out of business generated from the texts after offsetting any fine that will be imposed.

Sad and disgusting.

"Optical Express tycoon banned from driving..." 22 Jan 2015 14:13 #105

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This year just gets worse for David Moulsdale - and it's only January!




www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news...ycoon-banned-5019399

Philip Goose, of road safety charity Brake, said: "Drivers who disregard the rules of the road by breaking limits should be made aware of the devastation that we witness to those affected.

My sentiments exactly - concerning the tens of thousands of people damaged by the eye surgery industry!

Unfortunately, those responsible are more likely to say: "Face bovvered? Not bovvered!"

See Facebook for regular updates: www.facebook.com/OERML :kiss:
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Legal 'threats'... 10 Jan 2015 16:38 #106

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To date it appears that I'm one of two people involved in the recent OE press stories who haven't been sent a threatening letter from this law firm - the Observer newspaper had one too!



Pity I didn't contact Schillings myself after my computer was hacked and my personal information (including bank account details) posted on the internet in 2012!

Not forgetting the online threats I received...

So much more yet to tell :kiss:
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OE fights back over intraocular lens claims 07 Jan 2015 21:48 #107

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Optical Express has responded to claims that one of the intraocular lenses it used was under scrutiny by regulators.

"Contrary to the media reports, we have been informed by Oculentis that there is no MHRA inquiry into the MPlus X lens."
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www.opticianonline.net/oe-fights-back-intraocular-lens-claims

Mail Online 7 Jan '15 07 Jan 2015 12:41 #108

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"A spokesman from Optical Express said: ‘We are aware of the decision taken by the ICO. We will be lodging an appeal.’"
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www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2899808...sands-customers.html
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Daily Mail 7 Jan '15 07 Jan 2015 12:33 #109

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Short and sweet - like me :kiss:

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URGENT - PRESS REQUEST! 06 Jan 2015 08:48 #110

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If you had multifocal lens replacement surgery at Optical Express between January and November 2014 it is likely that you were implanted with MPlus X lens.

As well as numerous legal claims now being processed, the press and media want to interview patients who are suffering problems with these lenses.

If you are willing to talk to a journalist please contact me asap: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

NB: Some newspapers are paying a fee on publication :kiss:

m.thedrum.com/news/2015/01/05/optical-ex...st-lens-safety-scare