'The difficulty is that many patients just will not know who is going to treat them. And it may well be that the individual clinics won't even know until a day or two beforehand. They might have several visiting eye doctors doing Lasik, and they may not know on a given day who is going to be doing what.' Another problem highlighted by Mr Gartry is that some surgeons, who have taken a training course in Lasik, may not have the expertise to cope on the rare occasions when things go wrong. In these cases, patients may well end up seeking repair work at Moorfields. Mr Gartry, who is an expert in the highly- specialised field of corneal grafting, carries out Lasik operations in the private wing of Moorfields. Last year, he had Lasik for his own short sight, but he admits he thought long and hard before having it done. He also agrees that the operation would not suit people in all professions.
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Botched LASIK Eye Surgery Leads To Corneal Transplant
After the procedure, however, he began to lose vision in his left eye, and eventually had to have a corneal transplant. Patricks detailed account of how LASIK Plus reactedstringing him along with multiple visits and the wrong diagnoses, misplacing his records, and denying any responsibilityhas left him feeling he should share his story with the rest of the world. My name is Patrick Sheahan. I had LASIK eye surgery at the age of 23. When I went in for a consultation at LASIK Plus they said I was a perfect candidate.
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