Headlines LASIK Should Be Banned, Says Former FDA Adviser He regrets voting to approve the treatment. Published 1 year ago on November 16, 2019 By INVISION Staff Share Tweet A retired U.S. Food and Drug Administration adviser says LASIK eye surgery should be removed from the market. Morris Waxler voted to approve to treatment, but now wishes he hadn’t, CBS News reports. He has re-examined the data. “Essentially we ignored the data on vision distortions that persisted for years,” he told CBS. His analysis suggests that 10 percent to 30 percent of patients experience complications. He asked the FDA in 2011 to issue a voluntary recall of the treatment, but the FDA declined to do so. The FDA recently told CBS that it “has not found any new safety concerns associated with LASIK devices.” CBS News quoted several patients saying they’d been harmed by LASIK. Advertisement Abraham Rutner, for example, said that he had double vision and that “around the lights [was] like having starbursts.” He notes, however, that his vision is improved by approximately 90 percent. Experts say pre-surgical screening is crucial to avoiding LASIK complications. The key lies in “knowing who to operate on and who not to operate on and there are people who really should not have this procedure,” Dr. Jules Winokur told CBS News. The FDA has issued an advisory on risks and how to find find the right doctor for LASIK. Read more at CBS News Advertisement Related Topics:LASIKLatest News Top click to Comment(Comment) Up Next FDA Approves First Contact Lens to Slow Myopia Progression in Children Don't Miss Video: Adorable Cat Melts Hearts By Trying on Eyewear for Children INVISION Staff Since launching in 2014, INVISION has won 23 international journalism awards for its publication and website. Contact INVISION's editors at [email protected]. SPONSORED VIDEO SPONSORED BY WEAVE Transform Your Multi-office Phone System Into a Revenue-generation Tool Weave’s multi-office, multi-department, and multi-provider phone system is built to flexibly accommodate and augment your practices’ most powerful revenue-generation tool: ring phones across multiple locations, set up inter-office call overflow, support external call centers, and more. And by connecting to your patient data, call handlers see a patient’s upcoming appointments, overdue balances, overdue family members, and preferred location – all when they pick up the phone." Learn more at getweave.com/weave-unify You may like Safilo and Dsquared2 Announce A New Eyewear Licensing Agreement No Need for I.D. with These 9 Sun Styles Putting Their Logos Front and Center 2020 On-site Completes $8M in Growth Financing Promoted Headlines Transform Your Multi-Office Phone System Into a Revenue-Generation Tool WEAVE On the Road with Serengeti Sport Serengeti Eyewear Customer Focused, Service Oriented, Forward Thinking Shamir Advertisement Latest Trending Videos Press Releases10 hours ago Safilo and Dsquared2 Announce A New Eyewear Licensing Agreement Products17 hours ago No Need for I.D. with These 9 Sun Styles Putting Their Logos Front and Center Headlines18 hours ago 2020 On-site Completes $8M in Growth Financing Ask INVISION18 hours ago What You Should Include in Your Employee Manual and More of Your Questions for May Press Releases1 day ago Serengeti Shades Worn by Jack Nicholson Sell for More Than 12K Best of the Best3 weeks ago This Young OD’s Videos Will Have You Rethinking Your Approach to Eye Health Education Headlines2 weeks ago Bausch Might Sell Eyecare Business, Bloomberg Reports Benchmarks2 weeks ago 6 Mother’s Day Promo Ideas to Inspire You America's Finest2 weeks ago A Large and Modern Lonestar Optical Serving Independent Realness Headlines2 weeks ago Wyoming Expands Scope of Optometry Practice Sponsored Content2 days ago Transform Your Multi-Office Phone System Into a Revenue-Generation Tool Category Spotlight3 days ago On the Road with Serengeti Sport Sponsored Content4 days ago Customer Focused, Service Oriented, Forward Thinking Category Spotlight1 week ago Save The Oceans with Eco Eyewear Category Spotlight1 month ago ENNCO Display Systems Advertisement SubscribeBULLETINS Get the most important news and business ideas for eyecare professionals every weekday from INVISION. Advertisement Most Popular Photo Gallery2 days ago 13 Images That Show Why Oculus Eyewear Gallery in San Marcos, TX Was Named One of America’s Finest Optical Retailers Products2 days ago 9 Frame Brands Founded by Fellow ECPs Photo Gallery4 days ago 11 Images That Show Why Oxford Eyes in Orlando Was Named One of America’s Finest Optical Retailers Sponsored Content2 days ago Transform Your Multi-Office Phone System Into a Revenue-Generation Tool Columns7 days ago Need a Jerk? So Did This Veteran Optician. Enter Bespoke Frame Making Tip Sheet1 week ago Hold a ‘Secret Sale’ and More Tips for May Headlines1 week ago Harrow Health Raises $11M John Marvin4 days ago Consumers Always Get What They Want … Are You Providing It?