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Eye doctor ordered to pay $5.6 M after “negligent” vision-correction surgery ends dentist’s career

Wearing thick-lensed glasses, Brent Jesperson had no problem performing his work as a dentist. Playing sports with the Coke-bottle spectacles on was another matter. So Jesperson jumped at the chance to undergo the first generation of vision-correction surgery in 1994, especially after his chosen ophthalmologist suggested the risks were minimal. The “radial keratotomy (RK)” seemed… Read More »

‘Silent strokes’ after surgery: study

Up to three million people over the age of 65 each year could be experiencing “silent strokes” after surgery, research published in the Lancet medical journal suggests. Covert strokes, which are not obvious except on a brain scan, are more common than strokes that swiftly bring about visible symptoms, Canadian researchers found. They found that… Read More »