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FDA Warns on Improper Lasik Ads


12/20/2012 8:18:06 AM

The FDA warned a handful of eye care providers to stop disseminating "misleading" information regarding their vision correcting surgical lasers used in procedures such as Lasik. "The FDA found that the providers' advertisements and promotional materials did not offer consumers adequate information about associated risks, as well as warnings and possible adverse events," according to the FDA warning. Lasik laser-based eye surgery is intended to relieve a patient from dependence on glasses or contact lenses by reshaping the cornea to improve vision. The most common risks associated with Lasik procedures include severe dry eye syndrome, loss of vision and visual symptoms such as halos or glares.

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