March 29, 2005

Florida Judge Settles Malpractice Lawsuit Against Serial Surgeon

PAIN, BLURRED VISION BLAMED ON SURGERY DADE CITY — Pasco Circuit Judge Lynn Tepper has reached a settlement with the Largo eye surgeon she sued for malpractice in 2003. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed. Tepper, 52, sued John Michaelos saying that Michaelos botched the Lasik eye surgery he performed on her in December 2000. Michaelos performed 19 additional surgeries in an attempt to correct the damage to Tepper's right eye, but nothing worked. The last surgery was in...
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March 25, 2005

Dr. Jack Dodick Escapes Liability for Damaging Lisa Amendolia's Vision

New York Law Journal Amendolia v. Dodick, No. 18268/01 Court: Kings Supreme Plaintiff Attorney: Jonathon D. Warner of Warner & Scheuerman, New York. Defense Attorney: John L.A. Lyddane of Martin Clearwater & Bell, New York. A New York ophthalmologist was found not liable for vision problems one of his patients complained of following LASIK surgery. Plaintiff Lisa Amendolia claimed that her vision worsened significantly in the three years following the LASIK procedure, which uses a laser to reshape the cornea....
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Singaporeans Reject Lasik in Favor of Neurovision

More myopic Singaporeans resort to Neurovision treatment to achieve better vision Channel NewsAsia Using the novel Neurovision treatment, more myopic Singaporeans are now able to throw away their eyeglasses. The non-invasive treatment has the potential of giving near-perfect vision and is good news for the estimated half-a-million Singaporeans who suffer from low myopia. The treatment "re-programmes" a patient brain to see better, without any surgery. To do that, the patient stares at a computer screen as part of the treatment...
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March 14, 2005

International Refractive Surgery Club: Is it a Front Organization for Questionable Surgeons?

Mission Statement Questionable Surgeon Arrested on Drug Charges The International Refractive Surgery Club is an international organization of the world's leading refractive surgeons. Membership is limited to those Ophthalmic Surgeons who have been chosen by their peers for their proficiency and skill in state-of-the-art methods of surgical correction for myopia (near sightedness), hyperopia (far sightedness), and astigmatism. Membership is granted to those physicians, who have made a significant contribution towards the advancement of refractive surgery through service, creative innovation,...
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March 07, 2005

American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators Promotes Irresponsible Marketing Practices

Tapes for sale by American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators Extreme Marketing Botox Cosmetic in the Refractive Practice: The Gift that Keeps on Giving LASIK Liability Review Learning to Listen: A Key to Selling Laser Vision Correction LASIK Postoperative Complications Innovative Marketing Ideas Help! Our LASIK Practice Is In Trouble Government Crackdown on Research and Clinical Trials Fraud Enhancing Your Bottom Line, With Internal Marketing Avoiding Fraud and Abuse in Ophthalmology: Lessons Learned from Real-Life Situations Bulletproofing Your Charts (Tape...
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March 01, 2005

Dr. Robert Maloney Targeted by Patient Web Sites

Kathy Griffen says: 'Here’s the deal. I’ve had severe complications from lasik surgery. My doctor WAS Dr. Robert Maloney of the Maloney Vision Institute in Los Angeles and “Extreme Makeover”. I will not be going to him again. I’ve had FIVE surgeries on my right eye. Three were lasik surgeries and one was an attempt at corrective surgery by Maloney. Most recently, I had another corrective surgery by another doctor and let me tell you, once my complications began in 2003, it was a bitch! My last "procedure" was a 90 minute surgery, and I had 17 stitches in my eye for three weeks!'
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