Thousands of Canadians are turning to laser eye surgery to correct their vision, and while the vast majority of patients leave with improved sight, there are growing concerns that the procedure could be linked to suicide.
During a W5 investigation, they discovered a small group of patients who claim they have developed a rare complication following their eye surgery. It’s called corneal neuralgia and it leaves these patients with chronic pain, the inability to work, and even thoughts of suicide. The condition is often missed, mostly because the tools doctors use aren’t equipped to find the problem.
Doctors don’t know why some patients have excellent results after their surgery and why others develop this life-altering complication.
CTV‘s Avis Favaro recently sat down with Your Morning‘s Kelsey McEwen to talk about the W5 investigation (airs Saturday April 6th at 7p ET on CTV). Watch their conversation in the video clip above.