LASIK Surgery Can Cause Drug-Resistant "Superbug" Infections

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a form of drug-resistant bacteria, can be a serious post-operative complication. A recent study found MRSA infections in the eyes of 12 patients after LASIK surgery.

One case involved a nurse whose LASIK-corrected vision took a quick turn for the worse within two weeks. He developed an infection in his left eye that got worse despite treatments, until doctors discovered it was related to MRSA.

So far, his vision has only been partially recovered.

American Journal of Ophthalmology, Vol. 143, No. 4, April 2007: 629-634

Science Daily April 10, 2007


Dr. Mercola's Comment:

Considering all the problems associated with refractive eye surgery, especially when it involves a laser, I'm not surprised to learn these procedures have also been linked to drug-resistant bacteria.

The MRSA infections in these cases were apparently not the result of having eye surgeries in a hospital setting, where MRSA often thrives. Cases of MRSA acquired outside of hospitals are becoming more and more of a problem -- no surprise to anyone who knows about the antibiotics that are pumped into conventionally-raised livestock and dumped into the water supply in the form of antibacterial soaps.

This constant low-level antibiotic activity allows bacteria to develop resistance in the wild.

As a result, you can add MRSA to the list of horrible problems -- among them, double vision, halos, starbursts and severe dry eye syndrome -- associated with LASIK. There are safer, more effective options at your disposal, however, that can help restore your vision without surgery.

You can read about the Secrets of Regaining Your Vision Naturally, which is the process I used to virtually eliminate my use of reading glasses for the last three years. We have had thousands of people successfully use this process to achieve their normal vision.

The course is not for everyone as it is not a quick fix. Even my own brother opted for LASIK a few weeks ago, which really saddened me, but he was not interested in going through the course.

But if you are committed to solving the problem rather than surgically installing glasses on your corneas, with all the possible short- and long-term complications, then I could not more strongly recommend the course as it comes with a complete 365-day guarantee. 

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