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How can laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) help with treating myopia?

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LASIK is the most common surgery for myopia. The surgeon uses a laser or another tool to make a thin flap on the top of your cornea. He changes the shape of the cornea with another laser and moves the flap back into place.

From: What Is Myopia (Nearsightedness)? WebMD Medical Reference

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Yanoff, M; Duker, J.  , Mosby, 2008. Ophthalmology

National Eye Institute: "Facts About Refractive Errors," "Facts About Myopia."

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on October 04, 2017

SOURCES:

Yanoff, M; Duker, J.  , Mosby, 2008. Ophthalmology

National Eye Institute: "Facts About Refractive Errors," "Facts About Myopia."

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on October 04, 2017

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