Just had an hour podcast with Dr. Morris Waxler.
The man is a legend still, at 85 years old. Former chief of surgical and diagnostics branch division of opthalmic devices at the FDA.
He’s got some choice quotes in this chat. It’s kind of unreal, when you hear it from the man himself. 30% chance of permanent dry eye. Extensive long term risks, and get this:
The FDA approval process does NOT consider medical complications! Just that you get 20/20-ish vision and that “your eyeball doesn’t fall out”.
He basically says that these surgeons do whatever f*ck they want. Even before FDA approval, just telling people it’s fine and basically repurposing laser devices for their own surgeries. Yes major potential complications, FDA doesn’t even consider anything that happens to you past one year to be their problem, and yes, suicides happen. Wild west, entirely.
Working on the edit now.