December 07, 2003

Lasik Surgeon Says People Who Don't Have LASIK Save Themselves "A Lot of Grief"

Ultimately, Boston doctors may simply reflect the conservative sensibility of their patients. For instance, Boston consistently had among the lowest numbers of volunteers willing to undergo tests of vision correction surgery in the late 1980s and early '90s, recalled Dr. Roger Steinert of Harvard Medical School, who pioneered the highly popular Lasik technique locally.

"The patients who would come in for it had to have some willingness to take risks and it has absolutely been my consistent impression that people in the Northeast and Boston in particular are a little more conservative," said Steinert. "That's not necessarily a criticism. They've probably saved themselves a lot of grief over the years."

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