REPORT: Disturbing details emerge on Fox meteorologist who had eye surgery, then took her own life

DECEMBER 14, 2018

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A beloved Fox TV meteorologist and mother-of-two who killed herself on Wednesday is one of 11 people to have taken their own life after undergoing Lasik eye surgery.

Jessica Starr, 35, was found dead on Wednesday night. She was married with two young children and had a successful television career.

Questions remain over why she killed herself but her final public remarks were to tell fans that she was still struggling to recover from Lasik SMILE eye surgery.

Starr reportedly hanged herself. The article goes on to state the following:

A spokesman told Radar Online the coroner found a ‘gruesome scene’. It is not yet known what time she was found, where she died or who found her.

An alarming number of Lasik patients suffer from agonizing, chronic pain following the surgery, according to Paula Cofer, the founder of a support group called Lasik Complications, which strives to educate potential patients about the risks of the surgery.

CLICK HERE to read more of this report from the Daily Mail as it details stories of others who have had the same surgery and have taken their own lives as well. Below is a final video Starr posted to social media, describing the problems she was experiencing after the surgery.

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  1. Jeanne Lewis December 14th, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    I had Lasix about 25 yrs ago. I did not have residual pain but EXTREME BLURINESS, I struggled with it for ten years and it was never right until I had my cataracts removed and now my vision is perfect! I’m one of the lucky ones! I was so FRUSTRATED during that 10 yr period that I considered suicide myself but could not carry it out because of my kids but when you come right down to it, glasses aren’t so bad after all! SO BEWARE WHEN CONSIDERING LASIX!


  2. marsha m lombard December 14th, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    wow, thats terrible. I dont understand,,,Ive had a heart transplant and cancer and chemo, went through alot of pain, but never once considered killing myself. Seems to me there must have been something else going on,,why wouldnt she have contacted her doctor about the pain before ever considering suicide????


  3. Rovena Hornbuckle December 14th, 2018 at 2:29 pm

    If lasix is causing people to kill their self maybe stop performing the surgery!! Oh no got to collect that 💰


  4. Sharon December 14th, 2018 at 5:12 pm

    I had lasik over 20 years ago and have never had issues and this is the first I have ever read of such a thing.


  5. SHIRLEY BLANCHARD December 14th, 2018 at 6:06 pm

    At first, I thought it was the pain medication that may have caused her decision. I’ve read that some pain killers do list suicide as a side effect. Why hasn’t that been investigated?


  6. Carla December 14th, 2018 at 11:26 pm

    Yes if she left no suicide note it wasn’t premeditated. Either the pain meds or a brain dis function caused by the surgery. She didn’t want to die or she wouldn’t have had a surgery that says up to 3months to heal!!


  7. Tracy December 20th, 2018 at 8:43 am

    I had lasik about 20 years ago. This was a new procedure for the eye doctor that I went to. He did test and measurements on both my eyes. I then had to wait a week then return to have the same test repeated two more time. Same test 3 times with a week wait time between test. He wanted to make sure readings came close to being the same each time. He had only done about 5 procedures before mine. He did one eye and then the other eye two weeks later. After the procedure he placed a clear contact in my eye as a clear bandage that had to be changed every other day. He had to do this not me, even though I had worn contacts for 15 years. This was a two hour drive total each trip. When he put new contact in my eye two days later by the time I got home I was in misery. I went to my eye doctor and he called the other one and removed the contact. This happened on 1st eye 3 times. What was happening my eye was healing over like a scab sort of. When changing the contact it was causing the (for lack of another way to explain I’ll call it skin)skin that was healing and closing to pull up and leave a lip and under the contact it felt like I had a really large eyelash in my eye. It was very painful. Once we worked out what was happening I had no more trouble. I’ve had 20/20 vision with no pain or trouble. I am just now starting to wear glass to read with. I seen this doctor 4 times before I had the procedure. On these 4 visits I was the only person he seen on those days. He spent several hours each visit measuring and making 3D computer images of my eyes. He showed me how these images showed every peak and valley that was on the inside of my eye. It was amazing to see. He was trying to make sure nothing went wrong. I found out that the procedures he did before mine had no pain but still had to wear corrective lenses. I do know altogether I had about 4 hours of severe pain and I could not have lived with that kind of pain for long. I couldn’t even keep my eye open it hurt so bad. I would not have had the 2nd eye done had he not figured out what was happening. A burn is very painful but something about eye pain makes it unbearable. I’m glad I had it done. I don’t know if these people have both eyes done the same day or not. I would advise anyone to do one eye and only after it has healed completely would I have the other one done. I wouldn’t want to live a week in that kind of pain.


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