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TOPIC: Optical Express breach Scottish government guidelines!

DVLA AND EYE SURGERY. 05 Mar 2013 12:36 #521

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Has anyone been told prior to surgery that DVLA must be informed if they've had eye surgery that has induced changes to their visual quality. If patients aren't told this prior to surgery, then this is another case of a lack of informed consent.

OPTICAL EXPRESS LIVERPOOL 1 : MR FARIQ QAZI 04 Mar 2013 15:45 #522

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Hi Poppy

It is unbelievable isn't it? What a total shambles this is people's Eye's they cannot should not be making mistakes!!!!!! All the Surgeons who actually perform the Surgery should be Hauled into court and made to stand trial they should also be struck off the money grabbing skumbags!!!

Why should we put up with crap vision and a life of pain and misery while they live the high life thanks to us. GUINEA PIGS THAT'S WHAT WE WERE!!!

OPTICAL EXPRESS LIVERPOOL 1 : MR FARIQ QAZI 04 Mar 2013 11:04 #523

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I believe these statistics are probably universal across all of OE's surgeons. Mr surgeon Waseem Aziz readily admitted that he had to perform further surgery on 'about 5%' of his patients. This obviously excludes those like me who would not let him near my eyes for a second attempt.
However, when in my local branch I asked the Manager whether she got fed up with all of the complaints over failed surgery? (I had run into 4 people on quite random visits to the branch). She replied that sometimes she did. When asked how many operations failed she told me "about one in ten".
There are thousands of people out there with the same problems as us no doubt.

OPTICAL EXPRESS LIVERPOOL 1 : MR FARIQ QAZI 03 Mar 2013 13:09 #524

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I've no idea how many procedures Fariq Qazi f**ks up, but he did let it slip that he does approx 6~8 retreats (enhancements LOL!) out of 30 per month.

Of course this is the patients fault for not healing properly.

My Eyes :( 03 Mar 2013 12:41 #525

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I was in air con building yesterday afternoon when my eyes started feeling dry.

In the evening I watched less than 2 hrs television before I had to close my eyes because they were so uncomfortable. They were itchy and dry then & today the best way I can describe them today is like having dirty contact lenses that I just want to rip out!

I know we all say it, but why oh why did I let this happen to me :dry:

OPTICAL EXPRESS LIVERPOOL 1 : MR FARIQ QAZI 01 Mar 2013 22:58 #526

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I was treated by this person, I wasn't particularly impressed. Assured me he could fix my sight in my damaged eye, without even knowing what was wrong with it. It surely would be a first, if OE laser surgeons started resolving retinal damage. In all honesty it was simply a feeble attempt to get me to pay for treatment on two eyes.

Then he lied regarding me being able to read after the procedure, then to cap it all off, didn't particular do a good job, as my treatment wasn't centred according to the charts produced at Centre for Sight.

His medical career is searchable in google, he was in Canada prior to the UK, shame he didn't remain.

Progress! 01 Mar 2013 20:38 #527

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Sasha
Thank you for the communication regarding Professor Keoghs's forthcoming report and the potential impact that this will have on the pursuit for regulation in the industry.
I am sure every visitor and contributor to this Forum would join me in thanking you for your relentless determination to seek justice for us and many, many others.
Poppy

Patient Records 28 Feb 2013 17:57 #528

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Don't know if it's any help as I'm not an Optical Express victim but my patient records from Optimax clinic were definitely altered! I expect they are all as bad as each other though.

There were so many things the Optimax optometrist had written in my records that I was NEVER told. Also she hadn't written down some important questions I asked before surgery which i found out later they lied about!!

When I read my records later and said they'd lied they told me because the records are all time dated on the computer it was impossible to alter anything!

They lied about so many things including that risks are so small and the surgeon said I wouldn't need a retreatment! I do! :angry:

A down day 20 Feb 2013 18:39 #529

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Some days are worse than others & today is one if them :(

I am facing the rest of my life with eyesight worse than when I wore glasses & side effects like dry eyes not knowing how much worse it's going to get!

1 year after the op my eyes had already deteriorated so will I still be able to see at all when I'm 60 or 70?

Why why why did I do it???

Anyone reading this & thinking about laser eye surgery DON'T TAKE THE CHANCE!!

If it ain't broke don't fix it!

Suitable or not?! 25 Jan 2013 23:01 #530

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I was not suitable because of intolerance to contact lenses and prismatic correction. When I had 2nd consultation I was told that they didn't understand why i had been deemed unsuitable because I was suitable.
I notice now - because I have my notes, that they have written no intolerance to contact lenses and no prismatic correction, my prescription was +5.50 +6.50
I need these lenses exchanged because I have really bad ghosting and glaring headaches and sore eyes.
I have multifocal lenses and have been told if it is changed to monofocal it will help