LASIK (Side Effects & Topics)2018-10-09T08:18:33+00:00

LASIK.  Pretty much the very worst case scenario for myopia treatment.  A permanent lens cut int your eye, mind bogglingly crude despite the word “laser” in the description.  This is some straight up Austin Powers / Dr. Evil plot, and we here at endmyopia honestly can’t believe this is a real thing.

Read through these posts.  Learn some basics about vision biology, about myopia causes, risk, side effects and the massive scandals around LASIK.  We hope to be able to convince you not to have your eyes cut up with a laser!

LASIK, Need Glasses Again – Can I Still Fix My Eyesight?

So you had LASIK.   You had the LASIKs and a couple years have passed, and you're noticing that things aren't as clear as they used to bee.  Oops. This is a very common problem.  It happens because LASIK does nothing to address the root cause of your myopia, and is in fact just another lens changing the refractive state of your eyes.  The minus lens created stimulus that leads to progressive myopia just continues, so if your myopia wasn't [...]

By |LASIK, Video|

Louise: -1.50 Eyesight Post LASIK Regression To 20/20 (& more)

Hello darlings! After a bit of a travel hiatus and focus on building the secret Le Meow community with many upcoming extended how-to guides and videos, it's finally time to get through some 20/20 gains updates again.   Yes, the gains have been piling up as usual. Today we'll have post LASIK gains, and optometrist confirmed gains, and child myopia gains, and high myopia gains, and even optometrist commentary.   First let's look at Louise's improvements post LASIK, which is [...]

LASIK Surgeon: Axial Elongation Stops At Maturity

Today let's look at a plastic surgeon who boldly goes on record with some very questionable statements about how your eye works.   We're talking basic vision biology science here, and doctor dude not necessarily making all the sense.   I don't even want to post this. But it's perhaps worth making the point again, that we're not always involved in a discussion with science-minded individuals with a lot of knowledge on the past several decades of studies and progressed [...]

By |LASIK, Questionable Therapy|

Won’t Do LASIK, Eye Doctor Calls Her A Coward

You saw the title and clicked.  You're expecting a rant from uncle Jakey. But no. This is going to go all differently.  A bit of a public service announcement, this post.  Be aware that questioning your doctor's diagnosis is neither polite nor appropriate.  Even if it sounds like a sales pitch to your admittedly untrained, non-medically educated little clueless ears, don't start asking a bunch of questions.  You came to the professional for professional advice, you got the advice.   Also, this post [...]

By |LASIK, Questionable Therapy|

Endmyopia & The Powers Of The Internets

How the day (today) starts: I wake up to more than the usual pile of LASIK related e-mails. Actually that's not true.  I wake up for the 14th time at 5AM which is sunrise, a bunch of roosters begging to be murdered, and my little boy who has a fever and has been puking all night, wanting to get up and see the world. And the e-mails. Multiple of these, today. Usually I ignore whatever causes spikes in particular inquiries. [...]

By |#endmyopia project News, LASIK|

Got LASIK – Now Need Glasses Again?!

They won't tell you about this, the LASIK sellers:  You will probably need glasses again! Why is this? If you're reading this post, then you probably already had the surgery, and your vision did get worse again.  You go back to the laser shop and they'll sell you a "touch up" and reassure you that this is all perfectly normal. Well, they're lying to you.  It's not normal.    I get e-mails asking about post-LASIK eye problems, especially needing glasses [...]

By |LASIK, Questionable Therapy|