August 07, 2008

Lasik Surgery Gone Wrong Leads to Kenny Perry Withdrawing from the PGA Championship

TravelGolf.com

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. - Kenny Perry’s stunning late night withdrawal from the PGA Championship finally has an explanation. And it’s not a pretty one. Not for Perry. Not for any pro athlete who is considering Lasik surgery - which has been all the rage in pro sports for a while.

Minutes ago, Perry just admitted that the eye injury that made him decide to withdraw after having shot a 9-over 79 in the first round comes from an infection he got after going through Lasik surgery. Perry’s doctor is telling the 47-year-old Perry that the infection was likely caused by the Lasik contact lenses Perry’s worn since the surgery.

“I had got some infection in there and my doctor said that I needed to let my eyes rest by keeping the contacts out,” Perry said. “He gave me cortisone and steroids, which were very painful and annoying. It’s difficult to be trying to fight through a golf course with my eye aggravating me at the same time.”

Perry said he’s withdrawing from the PGA Championship in part to give himself a better chance to be able to play in the Ryder Cup.

Posted by Admin at August 7, 2008 03:29 PM