March 24, 2008

FDA Sets Date to Hear from LASIK Patients, Doctors

By Sabine Vollmer, Staff Writer The first public hearing on how complications from laser eye surgery affect a patientís quality of life will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 25, at the Gaithersburg Holiday Inn in Gaithersburg, Md., according to a notice published today in the Federal Register. Laser eye surgeons who are collaborating with the Food and Drug Administration to collect patient information hope to have three of their colleagues testify. Patients dealing with complications...
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March 20, 2008

LASIK Critics Feel Shunned by FDA

Info on Hearing is Scarce, Patients Say Sabine Vollmer, Staff Writer As federal regulators prepare to hold their first hearing on how complications from laser eye surgery affect a patientís quality of life, patients are worried that they are being shut out. The Food and Drug Administration has said it will hold a public hearing on the issue this spring, but patients who have requested to speak at the event cannot get  confirmation from the FDA on the date, time...
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