I had Lasik in 2002 and my doctor insisted my right eye be lasered 3 times due to poor vision. About 1 month later he told me the right eye had astigmatism he did not know about and my vision would be poor. He ruined my right eye and I filed a lawsuit but it was dismissed. In 2007, due to a condition that resulted from this procedure, Keratoconus, I was forced to have another surgery, an experimental procedure where INTACS were inserted in my right eye. My vision improved, but now I'm scheduled to have something called cross-linking to be done in June of this year. This Lasik has been a nightmare for me and extremely costly. I agree that it is mainly a revenue generating item for these crooks and they don't care about the outcome. I think some type of class-action lawsuit should follow and all the people injured from this fraud should be reimbursed. I've spent over $12,000 fixing that error by my doctor. His name is [redacted] and practices in [redacted], Calif. He is a liar and a drug addict. I filed a complaint with the Calif. Board of Medicine and they had me testify in a meeting with the medical regulators. I found out he had been disciplined for self medicating himself. If there is anything I could do to help in your efforts to stop this fraud please let me know.
Editor's note: If Mr. Madanat did not have keratoconus or an early form of keratoconus prior to LASIK, then the correct diagnosis is likely post-LASIK corneal ectasia, not keratoconus. Keratoconus is a naturally occuring disorder of the cornea which usually affects both eyes and typically begins during puberty or late teen years. In contrast, ectasia is induced by biomechanical weakening of the cornea resulting from surgery. We have seen a pattern of LASIK surgeons deliberately misdiagnosing corneal ectasia as keratoconus.