Is Regis Philbin a LASIK complication casualty?

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Eye

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Feb 21, 2007, 8:20:44 PM2/21/07
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I received this information from another patient today. If anyone has
any more information about this development please share it:

Quote:
"Regis from Live with Regis and Kelly announced this morning on live
television that he just developed a large vitreous detachment that is
clouding his right eye. He went to see his LASIK SURGEON (had the
surgery last year) who told him it would settle back down. I highly
doubt he told him about the pressure change induced by the suction
ring or the connection to even greater damage to the retina that can
be caused by LASIK."

Posterior vitrous detachment is quite common after LASIK due to damage
by the suction ring during surgery. At the bottom of this post is a
reference to a medical study about PVD. A 13% rate of posterior
vitrous detachment is reported, with a 24% incidence for patients with
high myopia. Not great odds for prospective patients, and has ANYONE
heard of this condition going away on its own? To the best of my
knowledge, LASIK-induced floaters are with you for life. If Regis has
indeed developed a large post-LASIK floater, he may consider seeing a
retinal specialist for a complete retinal exam and an exam of his
optical nerve head to rule out even more serious post-LASIK retinal
and optic nerve complications.

Patients Regis's age likely would benefit more from a refractive lens
exchange surgery, but that safer (and more appropriate surgery for
presbyopes) would have left far less cash in a doctor's wallet. So
perhaps this option wasn't even mentioned.

In addition to the article below, Regis Philbin may want to read The
LASIK Report at htttp://www.thelasikreport.com . Regis may also want
to consider that LASIK eye surgery may be the largest medical/industry
coverup since tobacco.

Effect of microkeratome suction during LASIK on ocular structures
Ophthalmology. 2005 Apr;112(4):645-9.
Mirshahi A, Kohnen T.
Department of Ophthalmology, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University,
Frankfurt am
Main, Germany.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi
cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=Abstract&list_uids=15808256&query_hl=4

Excerpt:
Luna et al. reported the development of PVD after LASIK with an
incidence of 2% in a group of 50 patients with low myopia (1.25 to 3.5
D) and 24% in a group of 50 patients with high myopia (6 to 10 D).
Considering the data from the 100 eyes, this corresponds to 13%; thus,
there is not a great deal of difference between our results and the
data in the literature.

serebel

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Feb 21, 2007, 8:23:50 PM2/21/07
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More flappie paranoia.

LASIK Nightmare

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Feb 21, 2007, 9:33:03 PM2/21/07
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> LASIK Report at htttp://www.thelasikreport.com. Regis may also want

> to consider that LASIK eye surgery may be the largest medical/industry
> coverup since tobacco.
>
> Effect of microkeratome suction during LASIK on ocular structures
> Ophthalmology. 2005 Apr;112(4):645-9.
> Mirshahi A, Kohnen T.
> Department of Ophthalmology, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University,
> Frankfurt am
> Main, Germany.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi

serebel

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Feb 21, 2007, 11:10:30 PM2/21/07
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LASIK Nightmare

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Feb 21, 2007, 11:16:44 PM2/21/07
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On Feb 21, 5:20�pm, "Eye" <eyetooamdama...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> LASIK Report at htttp://www.thelasikreport.com. Regis may also want

> to consider that LASIK eye surgery may be the largest medical/industry
> coverup since tobacco.
>
> Effect of microkeratome suction during LASIK on ocular structures
> Ophthalmology. 2005 Apr;112(4):645-9.
> Mirshahi A, Kohnen T.
> Department of Ophthalmology, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University,
> Frankfurt am
> Main, Germany.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi

Scott

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Feb 21, 2007, 11:36:57 PM2/21/07
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"LASIK Nightmare" <badl...@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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serebe...@hotmail.com

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Feb 21, 2007, 11:43:03 PM2/21/07
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On Feb 21, 5:20�pm, "Eye" <eyetooamdama...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> LASIK Report at htttp://www.thelasikreport.com. Regis may also want

> to consider that LASIK eye surgery may be the largest medical/industry
> coverup since tobacco.
>
> Effect of microkeratome suction during LASIK on ocular structures
> Ophthalmology. 2005 Apr;112(4):645-9.
> Mirshahi A, Kohnen T.
> Department of Ophthalmology, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University,
> Frankfurt am
> Main, Germany.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi

capnsp...@yahoo.com

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Feb 22, 2007, 12:25:53 AM2/22/07
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On Feb 21, 11:43 pm, serebelre...@hotmail.com wrote:

> On Feb 21, 5:20?pm, "Eye" <eyetooamdama...@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>
>
> > I received this information from another patient today. If anyone has
> > any more information about this development please share it:
>
> > Quote:
> > "Regis from Live with Regis and Kelly announced this morning on live
> > television that he just developed a large vitreous detachment that is
> > clouding his right eye. He went to see his LASIK SURGEON (had the
> > surgery last year) who told him it would settle back down. I highly
> > doubt he told him about the pressure change induced by the suction
> > ring or the connection to even greater damage to the retina that can
> > be caused by LASIK."
>
> > Posterior vitrous detachment is quite common after LASIK due to damage
> > by the suction ring during surgery. At the bottom of this post is a
> > reference to a medical study about PVD. ?A 13% rate of posterior
> > data in the literature.- Hide quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -

Regis was telling about his lasik gone bad on David Letterman a month
or two ago. Unfortunately,I missed it but a concerned friend of mine
told me about it. I don't know the details but I was told he was not
happy.
Please share anything you might find out.
This is becoming all too common. Almost anybody I tell my story
to,seems to have one to tell me,the postman,whoever.
It's a shame so many must suffer for others greed.


serebel

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Feb 22, 2007, 12:26:32 AM2/22/07
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Eye

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Feb 22, 2007, 6:26:02 PM2/22/07
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What really slays me is that Regis's doctor told him that the huge
floater that is obstructing his vision will go away. Where is it going
to go? It is sequestered in his eye unless someone intervenes
surgically. And removing the vitreous is a risky surgery as well. We
tend to believe that celebrities get better treatment then the rest of
us - it seems, however, that their LASIK surgeons lie to them, too?

serebel

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Feb 22, 2007, 7:48:50 PM2/22/07
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yeah, blah,blah,blah. Now you speak for another celeb. Remember Tiger
Woods, the same one who appears in lasik ads and keeps on winning
tournaments?

Scott

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Feb 22, 2007, 8:08:59 PM2/22/07
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"A vitreous detachment is a common condition that usually affects people over
age 50, and is very common after age 80. People who are nearsighted are also at
increased risk. Those who have a vitreous detachment in one eye are likely to
have one in the other, although it may not happen until years later."


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Ragnar

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Feb 23, 2007, 1:07:13 AM2/23/07
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I find it interesting that I can't find anything on the net about
Regis having any eye surgery.. however.. just for fun, lets assume he
did - after all.. Eye Burch wouldn't lie - would she?

To begin with Regis is 75, and not a lasik candidtate. If anything,
he would have had hyperopic H-Lasik which is the OPPOSITE to myopic
Lasik surgery. Even then.. he is not a candidate for that either. At
Regis' age, he would probably have signs of cataracts, and if not he
should have had CLE clear lens exchange anyway.. since his
accomodation would be gone by 75. In fact, there are a few fancy
versions of cataract/cle IOLs that can actually RESTORE some
accomodation to give the patient vision that they haven't enjoyed in
decades. These special IOLs are attached to the ciliary muscle of the
eye and flex (focus) to provide some accomodation.

But again.. I think Burch is making this whole thing up. What else is
new?

Also.. at 75.. just about everybody has some degree of floaters.
Floaters are tiny bits of cells that are suspended in the vitreous
humor inside the eye. Whenever one of these bits floats into the path
of the light coming into the eye on it's way to the retina... the
light is intercepted by the floater.

I wasn't long ago the average person was dead by the age of 65. Regis
is holding up remarkably well for 75. The current average age for
death of males in Russia is 59 years old. If all Regis has is
floaters..he should consider himself BLESSED with good luck.


On Fri, 23 Feb 2007 01:08:59 GMT, "Scott" <moe_...@hotmail.co.uk>
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Eye

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Feb 24, 2007, 3:42:12 PM2/24/07
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Looks like 'some people' aren't keeping up with their medical
literature on LASIK-induced floaters. When you aren't bothered by
floaters before LASIK... and you get the big bad suction ring all
sorts of damage can be and IS induced.


Ragnar

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Feb 24, 2007, 8:25:59 PM2/24/07
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Looks like you are an idiot Burch.

I wasn't even referring to LASIK.
Floaters are a common and even EXPECTED result of cataract surgery. In
fact, most of those floaters were there all along, but the patient did
not see them because their vision was so poor.
Here is an analogy... if Burch had plastic surgery to make her face
look like Morgan Fairchild, one would notice if she had a big purple
and green wart on the tip of her nose. However, with the pre-op face
of Burch, nobody would notice that big purple and green wart on the
tip of her nose.


On 24 Feb 2007 12:42:12 -0800, "Eye" <eyetooa...@yahoo.com>
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capnsp...@yahoo.com

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Feb 25, 2007, 12:01:11 PM2/25/07
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> >Looks like 'some people' aren't keeping up with their medical
> >literature on LASIK-induced floaters. When you aren't bothered by
> >floaters before LASIK... and you get the big bad suction ring all
> >sorts of damage can be and IS induced.- Hide quoted text -

>
> - Show quoted text -

Can you do anything but be a complete dickhead Chris Roiland?

Eye

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Feb 25, 2007, 5:35:39 PM2/25/07
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On 25 Feb, 12:01, capnspaldi...@yahoo.com wrote:
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> Can you do anything but be a complete dickhead Chris Roiland?

It's OK to point out to readers that the three stooges are... stooges
but don't waste much time and energy on them.

serebel

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Feb 25, 2007, 7:16:25 PM2/25/07
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On Feb 25, 12:01 pm, capnspaldi...@yahoo.com wrote:
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> Can you do anything but be a complete dickhead Chris Roiland?

Try looking in a mirror here, loser. Oh, that's right, you can't. Tee
Hee.

serebel

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Feb 25, 2007, 7:18:59 PM2/25/07
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S'matter Burch? Can't see the forest?

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