“Blurred Vision, Burning Eyes: This Is a Lasik Success?” – The New York Times

“Some patients who undergo the eye surgery report a variety of side effects. They may persist for years, studies show.”

lasikJustin Puglisi undergoing Lasik eye surgery in Garden City, N.Y. The 15-minute procedure was performed 700,000 times last year.CreditUli Seit for The New York Times”

by Roni Caryn Rabin

“Ever since he had Lasik surgery two years ago, Geobanni Ramirez sees everything in triplicate.

“The surgery he hoped would improve his vision left the 33-year-old graphic artist struggling with extreme light sensitivity, double vision and visual distortions that create halos around bright objects and turn headlights into blinding starbursts.

“His eyes are so dry and sore that he puts drops in every half-hour; sometimes they burn ‘like when you’re chopping onions.’ His night vision is so poor that going out after dark is treacherous.

“But Mr. Ramirez says that as far as his surgeon is concerned, he is a success story.”

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