January 27, 2004

Senate President's Wife Sues Eye Doctor While He Pushes Award Caps

(FRANKFORT, Ky., January 27th, 2004, 10:30 a.m.) -- The wife of Senate President David Williams is suing an eye doctor, while her husband pushes for caps on medical malpractice awards. Robyn Williams claims that eye surgery performed by an ophthalmologist, Dr. Thomas Abell, damaged her vision. She is seeking unspecified non-economic damages, including pain and suffering -- the sorts of claims her husband wants to limit with a constitutional amendment. The lawsuit was filed in Taylor County Circuit Court...
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January 21, 2004

Dr. William Kellogg Charged With Public Lewdness

Doctor in laser surgery suits charged with lewdness By Karen Mahabir TEANECK - A doctor who was at the center of several lawsuits against Dr. Joseph Dello Russo's high-profile laser eye surgery practice has been arrested on charges of masturbating in a drugstore parking lot. William T. Kellogg was found slumped in the driver's seat of his 2001 BMW outside a Teaneck Road store Saturday afternoon, said Detective Sgt. Michael Falvey. He was charged with lewdness. Kellogg, 57, of Summit,...
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January 02, 2004

Surgeons Discover that Microkeratomes Leave Plastic Particles in Corneas

Plastic Particles at the LASIK Interface Anders Ivarsen, MD, Jan Thøgersen, PhD, Søren Rud Keiding, PhD, Jesper Ø. Hjortdal, MD, PhD, Torben Møller-Pedersen, MD, PhD Purpose:  To investigate the origin, composition, and persistence of the interface particles that frequently are observed after LASIK. Design:  Small case series and experimental animal study. Methods:  Four patients received LASIK using a Schwind Supratome (Schwind, Kleinostheim, Germany) and a MEL 70 G-Scan excimer laser (Asclepion, Jena, Germany) and were examined over the course...
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January 01, 2004

TLC Forces New Patients to Waive Legal Remedies

Strategies to Limit LASIK Liability Rich Daly  EyeWorld The latest legal defense against LASIK lawsuits would move cases out of the courtroom and take sky-is-the-limit jury awards off the table. TLC Vision Corp., a major laser vision correction business in North America, has asked those that perform LASIK procedures at its facilities to include mandatory arbitration language as part of their patient informed consent agreements. “I think it’s pretty innovative,” said William F. Sutton, a Philadelphia ophthalmology defense attorney, about...
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Corneal Nerve Damage Continues to Increase 2-3 Years After LASIK

Both subbasal and stromal corneal nerves in LASIK flaps recover slowly and do not return to preoperative densities by 3 years after LASIK. The numbers of subbasal nerves appear to decrease between 2 and 3 years after LASIK. The orientation of the regenerated subbasal nerves remains predominantly vertical.
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