A Manhattan jury has awarded a former investment banker $7.25 million in damages for vision impairment he claimed resulted from LASIK eye surgery.

The award — $4.5 million in lost income and $2.75 million in pain and suffering — is the largest to date in a suit over the popular vision correction surgery. It is against one of New York’s leading LASIK practitioners as well as the corporation that has become the nation’s largest provider of LASIK surgery.

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