Hysteria over Lasik eye surgery
One would think that with all the media coverage about problems with Lasik surgery that there was a real problem there. A simple Google news search over stories from the past day shows that there were 944 stories using the search term "Lasik surgery FDA." Yet, it turns out that out of 10 million such surgeries in the US there were 140 complaints, most of which involved people experiencing dry eyes. That is .0014 percent. Out of every 10 million people, what percentage of them would expect to experience dry eyes even with out the surgery? My guess is that it isn't less than .0014 percent.