FDA takes closer look at Lasik complaints
USA Today, April 25, 2008
While most Lasik eye surgery recipients walk away with crisper vision, not everyone's a good candidate. An unlucky few do suffer life-changing side effects: poor vision, painful dry eyes, glare or problems seeing at night. Beginning with a public hearing, the FDA is starting a new effort to determine if warnings about Lasik eye surgery's risks are appropriate. The agency also is pairing with eye surgeons for a study expected to enroll hundreds of Lasik patients to better understand who has bad outcomes and exactly what their complaints are.