LASIK (Side Effects & Topics)2018-03-01T10:34:46+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 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|

Lisa: Did LASIK, Got Warped Cornea

Every LASIK related story I get involves a bit of real heartbreak. Of course people who are happy generally don't ask me questions, but the volume of post LASIK complication inquiries here at endmyopia is really discouraging. Here's Lisa and her warped cornea outcome: Ouch. Now, does that seem worth it, not having to put on glasses? As I always say and will continue saying, LASIK is a horrible, horrible idea.  It's like a hundred years ago when "accredited medicine" [...]

By |LASIK, Questionable Therapy|

Caveat Emptor: LASIK – Amrit Just Got His Eyes Butchered (Forever)

So, kitteh.  Thinking about LASIK? I know you're not.  You read this blog after all, so you know better.  But let's just take a moment to put the bits into perspective. You go for a regular eye checkup. The guy is a doctor, he's got a medical office/practice, he's all professional and there are lots of machines and things that he's using to do your eye exam.  You feel like you're in good hand.  He's confidence inspiring.  He moves efficiently, he's [...]

By |LASIK, Myopia, Questionable Therapy|