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A Closer Look (Sight Lines) #192048

ABC Evening News for Monday, May 01, 2000
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) A look at a revolutionary surgery to improve vision introduced; television ads shown.

(New York: John McKenzie) The risks of lasik surgery examined; details given of the three steps in the surgery on the eyes. [Boston Red Sox baseball player Trot NIXON - praises the surgery.] [Patient Donna ALBERT - calls her surgery a disaster.] The kinds of side effects from the lasik surgery detailed. [Johns Hopkins Eye Institution Dr. Walter STARK - comments on lasik problems; says ads hype the surgery's results.] [University of California at San Francisco Dr. Richard ABBOTT - comments.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Statistics on eyes going bad over 40 cited.

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
McKenzie, John
Duration:
00:04:10

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