My husband went to Dr. Panariello for years, and then it was discovered that he had a problem with pressure slightly building up in his eyes due to some kind of pigment backing up or something. Immediately, Dr. Panariello wanted to do laser surgery. I told my husband to get a second opinion, and it turned out that surgery wasn't necessary at this time. The new doctor just makes him go every six months and they keep an eye on it. He doesn't even need drops. If he listed to Dr. Panariello, he would have had unnecessary surgery.
As it is, his office looks like a surgery factory, because they bring in buses full of elderly patients who had cataract surgery. Makes me wonder if all their surgeries were absolutely necessary too