November 20, 2003

Dr. George Waring Arrested, Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges (Carrying Weapons/Explosives on Aircraft)

  U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia (Atlanta) CRIMINAL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 1:03-cr-00682-RWS-1 Case title: USA v. Waring  Date Filed: 11/20/2003 Date Terminated: 11/24/2003 Assigned to: Judge Richard W. Story   Defendant (1) George O. Waring, III TERMINATED: 11/24/2003   represented by  Steven Howard Sadow  Law Office of Steven H. Sadow, P.C.  Suite 2502  260 Peachtree Street, N.W.  Atlanta, GA 30303  404-577-1400  Email: steve8300@mindspring.com  TERMINATED: 11/24/2003  LEAD ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED  Designation: Retained   Pending Counts None...
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November 18, 2003

Pennsylvania Department of Health Investigates "Drive-By" Lasik Surgeries

Groups Worried About Lasik Trucks Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Anita Srikameswaran Two medical organizations say the Pennsylvania Department of Health should be keeping an eye on surgical suites in trucks that provide laser vision correction in parking lots and other off-street locations. Current regulations for surgical centers need to be updated to account for mobile facilities, said Dr. Michael J. Azar, president of the Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology. "When the regulations were written, the state had no way of knowing that someday...
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November 17, 2003

Spooked by Surgery? New Contacts Aim to Correct Myopia While you Sleep

Lenses by Night, Clear Sight by Day Business Week Carol Marie Cropper IMAGINE CONTACT LENSES YOU pop in before going to bed at night and take out -- with clear vision -- in the morning. Sort of like a night brace for the eyes. About 20,000 people have been fitted with the new lenses, called Paragon CRT (Corneal Refractive Therapy), since the Food & Drug Administration approved them last year for reshaping the cornea to correct mild to moderate myopia,...
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November 10, 2003

Lasik Vision Institute Faces Criminal Investigation by Florida Attorney General

Doctor blows the whistle on Lasik eye surgery chain www.abcactionnews.com/stories/2003/11/031110lasik.shtml TAMPA - The Lasik Vision Institute, also known as LVI, offers rock-bottom rates on laser eye surgery. But when some patients came forward with serious medical problems, ABC Action News began investigating. What senior investigator Mike Mason found will open your eyes like no other investigation he's done. Judy Sanders had Lasik surgery last year at the Lasik Vision Institute on Fowler Avenue in Tampa. "I said, 'What's that smell?'...
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November 05, 2003

Louisiana Ophthalmologist Fined $1.1 Million by FDA

A Lafayette, La., ophthalmologist and eye care center he owns have agreed to pay the federal government a total of $1.1 million in civil money penalties for violating federal laws related to the conduct of clinical studies. The violations involved studies of a laser system built by the ophthalmologist for LASIK treatment of nearsightedness. In a settlement agreement signed today with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Leon C. LaHaye, M.D., will pay $150,000 and his LaHaye Center for...
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November 02, 2003

Defense Lawyer Asks for New Trial in $4 Million LASIK Verdict

Expert witness Jeffery J. Machat, MD, of Toronto mistakenly presented erroneous information during a May trial that led to a $4 million jury verdict against United Physicians Inc. (UPI) of Tucson, Ariz., Machat testified at an August evidentiary hearing. Machat was a witness for former commercial airline pilot Steve Post, who sued UPI after he said his night vision was impaired following LASIK. Machat acknowledged during August testimony that he left a voice message for the UPI surgeon who performed...
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November 01, 2003

Refractive Success But Extreme Pain - What's the Solution?

Matt Young  EyeWorld Staff Writer www.eyeworld.org/article.php?sid=823 One patient who is an apparent refractive success story he achieved 20/20 vision after LASIK has had extreme pain since the surgery. Bright sunlight, cold air, and slight air current cause continuous bilateral pain. Treatments sought include recommendations by 10 corneal specialists, a multitude of Food and Drug Administration and non-FDA approved drugs, bandage lenses, and more. Some ophthalmologists that heard of this case said it is one of the most perplexing...
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