Psychology

Radial Keratotomy patients who had studied the industry alleged a long history of patient abuse and cover ups.

Refractive Surgery Shock Syndrome, 2008                                                       Roger D Davis,PhD

Suicidal fantasies express a desire to bedone with searching and suffering to finish the journey. Some patients blame themselves because they are made worse by retreatments. Some patients may exhaust their savings looking for solutions that never arrive.

Patients feel they have done everything they could possibly do, so it’s reasonable to give up hope. Patients feel that their travels and expenses are rational proof that nothing can be done. To them, helplessness and hopelessness are a reasonable reaction to their situation.

Suicide is a rational solution.

Roger D Davis, PhD

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Roger D Davis PhD on 'Refractive Surgery Syndrome'


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