January 25, 2005

Alcon Sued by Dr. Sandra Brown for Damage by Malfunctioning LadarVision Laser

CAUSE NO. 236 209603 05 SANDRA BROWN, Plaintiff, vs. ALCON MANUFACTURING, L.T.D., and ALCON LABORATORIES, INC. IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF TARRANT COUNTY, TEXAS. PLAINTIFF'S ORIGINAL PETITION, MOTION FOR LEVEL THREE DISCOVERY PLAN AND REQUEST FOR DISCLOSURE TO THE HONORABLE JUDGE OF SAID COURT
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January 20, 2005

22 Patients Blinded in One Day at Russian Clinic

Ophthalmologists Accused Straight in their Eyes by Yulia Osipova Kommersant - New Russia's First Independent Newspaper Yesterday the Central District of Moscow Prosecutorís Office began the examination of the medical staff of one of EXIMER, one of Russiaís largest ophthalmologist clinics systems, where in one day 22 people, lost their sight all in one day after the surgery. Nikolay Pavlenko, an EXIMER patient, who was blinded as result of surgery, filed a lawsuit at the Prosecutorís Office pressing criminal charges...
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January 17, 2005

Keeping Sight of the Risks

Nottingham Evening Post When Dave heard about laser eye surgery he thought he would be finally free of his spectacles. He had been hampered by glasses since he became long-sighted at the age of 18. "It got to the stage where glasses were just getting in the way," said Dave, a keen sportsman. So five years ago, impressed by reports of how laser eye treatment could correct long- and short-sightedness, Dave approached a firm offering the surgery. In 1999, he...
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January 13, 2005

Researchers Conclude Lasik is More Damaging than PRK

Corneal barrier function, tear film stability, and corneal sensation after photorefractive keratectomy and laser in situ keratomileusis American Journal of Ophthalmology Volume 139, Issue 1, January 2005, Pages 64-71 Ryohei Nejima MD, Kazunori Miyata MD, Tatsuro Tanabe MD, Fumiki Okamoto MD, Takahiro Hiraoka MD, Takahiro Kiuchi MD and Tetsuro Oshika MD, Meiwakai Medical Foundation, Miyata Eye Hospital, Miyazaki Department of Ophthalmology, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan Purpose To compare corneal sensation, corneal barrier function, tear secretion,...
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January 07, 2005

FDA Approves Device for the Diagnosis and Management of Glaucoma in LASIK Patients

RetinaPharma announces FDA-clearance of TonoPach device for glaucoma determination:  new  technology especially important for diagnosis and management of glaucoma in LASIK patients RetinaPharma, a privately-held portfolio company of the Hopkins Capital Group, LLC, announced today that it has received 510(k) FDA clearance to market its unique, patented device that enables more accurate intra-ocular pressure (IOP) determination in patients. The device, TonoPach (TM), provides for the unprecedented simultaneous determination of intra-ocular pressure and corneal thickness at the same location on the...
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January 06, 2005

Trial Set for TV's "Extreme Makeover" LASIK Surgeon, Dr. Robert Maloney

Robert Maloney, MD, well known for his role on ABC's successful "Extreme Makeover," will be the defendant in a jury trial set for April 6, 2005 in Los Angeles Superior Court, Santa Monica, CA.  In a civil suit, Maloney has been charged by one of his LASIK patients with negligence, battery, and fraud.  The case will be heard in the Los Angeles Superior Court at Santa Monica. The case stems from injuries inflicted on Judy Chang, a patient of Dr....
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January 05, 2005

ALCON Accused of Criminal Conduct in Concealing Reports of Defective LadarVision Lasers

GE HEALTHCARE FINANCIAL SERVICES, a component of GENRAL ELECTRIC COMPANY, Plaintiff, v. EBW Laser, Inc. Defendant. Third Party Plaintiff, v. ALCON LABORATORIES, INC., and REFRACTIVE HORIZONS, L.P. Third Party Defendants.
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