Bad Experience With Lasik Surgery

Pamela Ware, just like any person seeking to get rid of glasses and contacts, wanted to get LASIK Surgery. Pamela made an appointment with Dr. James Boop in November of 2001. Two weeks later, she was getting LASIK Surgery. But immediately after surgery her vision turned blurry in both eyes. Ware had a follow-up surgery, but it did not correct the problem. She even had a corneal transplant that still could not fix her problem.

She claims the condition of her cornea was not ideal at the time of her surgery. She should have never had the surgery. She claimed in her lawsuit, Dr. Boop failed to tell her that.

A jury awarded her $944,420. Boop's attorney is considering filing an appeal of the verdict.

Pamela says she still can't see that well. Everything is still blurry, but while she's seeing a Houston specialist about another corneal transplant, she wants other patients to learn from her experience.

Do your research, get more than one opinion, these are your only two eyes you have be very careful with them, says Pamela.

According to guidelines recently released by the Eye Surgery Education Council, fewer than 1% of patients who have received LASIK to date have experienced serious, vision-threatening problems.

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2 Responses to “Bad Experience With Lasik Surgery”

  1. LifeAfterLasik Says:

    Regarding Questions Arising About The Safety Of LASIK Eye Surgery…
    By Dean Andrew Kantis, #2 Guest Speaker
    Founder of: []

    Good morning FDA Panel, Honored Guests, and Fellow Victims of the Flawed & Unpredictable LASIK Eye Surgical Procedure. My name is Dean Andrew Kantis, founder of For the past 9 years, I have spent $30,000 seeking restoration of my ruined vision only to find out there is NO CURE. Through my website, hundreds of victims have contacted me expressing their suicidal thoughts. Some have already committed suicide. It’s always the same story. I WAS LIED TO…The name says it all…LA…SICK!

    When I began to speak out against LASIK years ago, I encountered a severe backlash. My own doctor, Nick Caro of Saint George in Chicago, tried to sue me for $2 million dollars for exposing his 40+ LAWSUITS. He then caused my family to get a divorce last year by harassing my wife attempting to get her fired from her nursing profession. My family has been harassed, has had death threats, and was lied to by this doctor, yet no one has punished him for his actions… Where was the FDA?

    How is it that a doctor in this country can have 40+ lawsuits with NO KNOWN DISCIPLINARY ACTION? I feel that my “second opinion” doctors also lied to me, and I know they are the problem. How is a patient ever able to find out they have a problem if all of the “follow up” doctors lie to protect the original doctor?

    After submitting complaints on these same doctors to the Department of Regulation, backed by solid evidence, I soon found all were DENIED. They all went up to “Probable Cause,” and there at the top sits a Medical Doctor in order to “cover a fellow doctor.” I feel like I have been RAPED…Where is the FDA?

    Because of the Lies, I was unable to sue my doctor before the Statute of Limitations ran out. I guess that is why they all kept telling me that it would take 3, 4 maybe 5 years to fully heal. Sound familiar? I had to go online to find out the truth. I am now out of pocket for all medical costs, lost wages and for daily suffering.

    I don’t know of any other procedure where hundreds of patients have created websites, warning the public about the unpredictability and corruption of LASIK surgery. I have outlined (5) KEY Emergency Points which should be thoroughly answered by this Panel, to ensure that the LASIK industry does not continue to DUPE the misinformed public.

    Number One: What is the truth about the FLAP and Pupil Size? I was told that the flap created heals like a cut on your hand. But the truth is the flap NEVER heals, is unpredictable, and leaves the patient with a permanently scarred cornea. My pupils were measured off the charts at 9mm, yet my doctor told me “I was the perfect patient candidate for LASIK.” Just remember: Today’s happy 20/20 LASIK patient may regress and be tomorrow’s LASIK casualty driving a school bus picking up YOUR children. Oh yes, it effects every single one of you here today…

    Number Two: What is “True Informed Consent”? I have submitted a complete pamphlet to this panel that gives the patient “True Informed Consent” with full color pictures illustrating the known side effects. Please consider mandating this pamphlet for yours is antiquated. Then educate the consumer on the Statute of Limitations so they know the “timeframe to sue their doctor” starts from the date of the procedure NOT the date of discovery. The Lying LASIK Doctors all know this…

    Number Three: What constitutes a LASIK “Success?” I see double vision, halos, starbursts, fluctuating vision, and dry eye syndrome…Yet, I was told that I was a “Success.” Can you believe that? In order to believe the LASIK Industry’s reported satisfaction rate of 95%, you must accept these complications to be “acceptable normal outcomes.” That’s the question… Do you believe a patient who has these problems to be a “Success” because the LASIK industry does! Shouldn’t “Patient Success” be decided by each individual patient however THEY define “Success?” How does this Panel define Success?

    Number Four: What is a “Breach of the Standard of Care” for LASIK Doctors? The FDA has stated over and over that it is NOT their job to discipline doctors. Then who’s job is it because nobody seems to be doing it? I am out of a life that I once enjoyed because MONEY came first and my Well Being came last! I ask this Panel to hold the FDA responsible for reviewing the Ambulatory Code: 21 CFR 803.17 requiring all LASIK facilities since 1997 to report ALL adverse patient outcomes. I feel every LASIK facility in this country is in violation of this mandatory requirement, which should prompt a Class Action Lawsuit. If the CDRH has not even bothered to check the LASIK Centers in their own neighborhood, why did they all of a sudden set up “Sight Net” as a new initiative for their own incompetence? I do hope the media here today will investigate this.

    Lastly, Number Five: What are the unforeseen Emotional Consequences of LASIK that Effects Every LASIK Doctor, Their Family Members, and Patients? I come today, at my own expense, to inform this Panel that you have a serious problem on your hands of very desperate, suicidal and angered patients that know their LASIK doctors lied to them and blame their doctors for ruining their precious lives. I ask this panel to set up an Emergency Hurt LASIK Patient Fund, in order to help patients with suicidal preventative therapy, ongoing medical expenses, legal representation, and lost wages. Please take immediate action to protect the end consumer who is paying you to protect them.

    Thank you.

    Dean Andrew Kantis
    Founder []

  2. Donald Avore Says:

    Dear Dean:
    My heart goes out to you. I was driving in Dayton, OH on a State Route last October when a man pretending to be a policeman in a stationary look-alike police cruiser held a laser on my face for 8 seconds while I was driving down a hill. He did not pull me over, I did not stop, and he remains unknown. I have all the symptoms of bad lasik surgery, but not very many believe me. I have dry eyes, burned corneas, vitreous detachements, and floaters. I have been to 5 opthalmologists, but none have had experience with laser injuries. I am trying to find a reputable doctor that has treated laser injured eyes. I am willing to travel. Do you know of any doctors experienced in treating laser injuries? Thanks.

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