In an article published in The News & Observer on 3 February 2008 Sabine Vollmer wrote in a story picked up by many other news sources,
Patients who undergo vision-correcting laser eye surgery sign a release form with an extensive list of risks, but some researchers and former patients say a potential complication is not mentioned: depression that can lead to suicide.
Potter, John W.
"Use of medications for depressive disorders and LASIK,"
3, Article 6.
Available at: http://epublications.bond.edu.au/adr/vol11/iss3/6