June 12, 2001

Dr. Johnny Gayton Declares LASIK to be Excessively Risky

Ophthalmologists debating safety of Lasik procedure Charlie Lanter The Macon Telegraph A Middle Georgia ophthalmologist raised some patients' - and doctors' - eyebrows recently when he announced his decision to stop offering the popular Lasik vision-correction surgery. Johnny Gayton, owner and chief surgeon for Eyesight Associates, said his practice won't perform most Lasik surgeries because, he maintains, the procedure is too risky. His decision, however, is disputed by other ophthalmologists who say Lasik is safe. "It's probably the safest and...
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June 11, 2001

LASIK Letdown - Surgeons Mute Their Claims of Success as Lawsuits Mount and Authorities Clamp Down

Carla McClain Arizona Daily Star The first signs that something is going wrong with the hottest elective surgery in the United States - LASIK eye surgery - are emerging here and nationwide. A "gold-rush mentality" developing around the quick, pay-up-front surgery to correct nearsightedness and farsightedness is being blamed for a jump in medical malpractice lawsuits filed by dissatisfied - in some cases, devastated - LASIK patients, now estimated at 5 percent of all cases. Among them is a young,...
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