September 01, 2004

Dr. Steve Arshinoff Condemns Irresponsible Advertising

LASIK advertising - We should not sell procedures Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery Volume 30, Issue 9 , September 2004, Pages 1823-1824 I read the editorial on advertising in ophthalmology[1] with great interest and wholehearted agreement. The seemingly progressive tendency to irresponsible advertising, particularly of laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK), is becoming an embarrassment to all of us who wish to practice ethical medicine and do no harm to our patients. There are no national boundaries to modern Internet...
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February 15, 2004

The Promise of Refractive Surgery: A Promise Not Kept

An Insiders Journal on the Evolution and Misinformation of Refractive Surgery Dedicated to: And the thousands of others whose quality of life has suffered greatly as a result of believing the professionally communicated promise of refractive surgery Table of Contents Section Page Introduction 2 Refractive Surgery and Misinformation 3 Fundamentals of LASIK 5 LASIK’s surgical landscape: the Cornea Asphericity and imaging of light rays on the retina The loss of contrast sensitivity and quality of vision Dry eye DLK (diffuse...
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October 01, 2003

A Profession of Clamoring Scum and Anonymous Splendor

by Mark Johnson, M.D., F.A.C.S. To be a professional is different from just having a job or even from doing your job well. This distinction has been lost and blurred during recent decades. Workers want to claim to be professionals, as a mark of excellence and ability. Professionals want to claim to be no more than businessmen and capitalists, and escape obligation to standards and goals more lofty than the pursuit of the almighty American dollar. The classic professions: Law,...
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September 01, 2003

Surgeons Describes "Irrational Enthusiam for Lasik"

Lee Shahinian, Jr, MD, a corneal surgeon in private practice in Mountainview, California, states that, despite LASIK’s generally excellent results, complications have been reported in approximately 4% of cases,1 and almost all of these problems are related to the microkeratome and stromal flap. “With the severing of corneal nerve trunks and the cutting of 200 million stromal collagen fibrils, LASIK has profound and lasting effects on the corneal anatomy and physiology,” he says. Dr. Shahinian says that LASEK is challenging...
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August 17, 2003

Dr. Douglas Koch Condemns Irresponsible Advertising

LASIK reporting: preserving our responsibility to our patients Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery Volume 29, Issue 8 , August 2003, Pages 1463-1464 Article Outline Price Eligibility Outcome Fear Advertising has become standard practice in health care. For better, and often for worse, ophthalmologists appear to be taking the lead in advertising dollars spent and, more regrettably, in the potentially harmful nature of the ads. At risk are the respect of our colleagues, the size of malpractice awards (Richard L....
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March 23, 1999

Dr. Raymond Stein Accused of Malfeasance by Dr. Jeffery Machat

I am currently receiving, along with our Clinical Affairs department, quite a number of referrals per week of patients from across North America. This includes a number of patients of Dr. Stein's. It takes us at least 2-3 hours to manage each one of these cases and it is not surprising that things have not moved forward as quickly as you wished. Once again, I cannot speak for Dr. Stein, as his letter to the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Ontario vhen he requested his original charts had stated that he wanted to continue the care of his former patients. Clearly this is not the case.
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