Ron Link (patient advocate)

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Ron Link[1] is a former firefighter[2] and actor[3] who founded Surgical Eyes[4][5] in 1999 to help patients with complications from LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) and other types of refractive eye surgery.[6] Surgical Eyes was featured in media outlets worldwide [7][8][9][10][11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16] heightening awareness of post-refractive surgery issues as well as possible solutions.[17][18][19][20] Ron Link first spoke in front of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Ophthalmic Devices Panel about the need to address LASIK complications on July 22, 1999 [21] and again on August 1, 2002.[22]

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  1. ^ "Shuttered Sight, Shattered Lives". Fort Worth Weekly. 2003-02-20. Archived from the original on 2008-12-31. Retrieved 2008-05-19.
  2. ^ Blurred results - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
  3. ^ IMDb Resume for Ron Link (IV)
  4. ^ http://www.nj.com/healthfit/ledger/index.ssf?/news/ledger/stories/021102lasik.html here
  5. ^ New site details downsides of laser eye surgery http://www.post-gazette.com/healthscience/19991012hlasik4.asp
  6. ^ FWWeekly: Feature: Shuttered Sight, Shattered Lives Archived 2008-12-31 at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ Brody, Jane E. (September 14, 1999). "PERSONAL HEALTH; Promise and Risks of Laser Eye Surgery". The New York Times.
  8. ^ KOMPAS Cyber Media/Health Edition
  9. ^ Laser eye surgery - pros and cons
  10. ^ Albuquerque Tribune Online: Science & Tech
  11. ^ USA Today (PDF) https://www.usatoday.com/educate/college/business/casestudies/20040203-Technology.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  12. ^ "Eyeing The Risks". CBS News. June 28, 2000.
  13. ^ BW Online | March 17, 2003 | Why Settle for 20/20?
  14. ^ Portsmouth Herald Local News: LASIK: Reward of clear vision not without risk
  15. ^ Worldandnation: Seeing LASIK's risks clearly
  16. ^ Salon Health & Body | The LASIK "miracle"
  17. ^ Why We're Here - Complications from LASIK and other refractive surgeries"
  18. ^ "SurgicalEyes.org: Center, Clinics and Optometrists"
  19. ^ "SurgicalEyes.org: Center, Clinics and Surgeons which treat Lasik complications"
  20. ^ Accomplishments May 1999 to Now"
  21. ^ Participants
  22. ^ 403 Forbidden Archived 2017-05-15 at the Wayback Machine.