FDA warns Lasik providers to stop false claims

September 30, 2011

The agency issued a letter to eye care professionals this week that follows an earlier warning from May of 2009. It's now giving eye doctors 90 days to get in line and update any advertising or promotional materials that make false claims.

The FDA has refrained from pointing out examples of misleading advertising but a 2008 guidance to eye care doctors lists a few. They include unproven claims of safety and over exaggerating effectiveness.

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