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What is the role of the excimer laser in LASIK surgery?

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Developed in the 1980s, the excimer laser is computer controlled. It gives eye surgeons the ability to remove precise amounts of tissue from the cornea, allowing the cornea to be sculpted to achieve predictable changes in vision. This provides a high degree of safety and precision for laser-assisted procedures such as LASIK.

SOURCES:

GetEyesmart.org: "LASIK - Laser Eye Surgery;"  "Alternative Refractive Surgeries;" and "Is LASIK for Me? A Patient's Guide to Refractive Surgery."

International Society of Refractive Surgery: ISRS: "Refractive Surgery: Procedures."

UCLaser.com: "Procedures."

FDA.gov: "What is LASIK?" "What to Expect Before, During, and After Surgery;" "INTACS® Prescription Inserts for Keratoconus - H040002;" and "What Are Phakic Lenses?"

AllAboutVision.com: "PresbyLASIK;" "Surgery for Presbyopia;" and "News on LASIK and Other Refractive Surgery."

Refractive Surgery News: "Presby-LASIK: Correction for Reading Vision" and "Laser Presbyopia Surgery."

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on February 03, 2018

SOURCES:

GetEyesmart.org: "LASIK - Laser Eye Surgery;"  "Alternative Refractive Surgeries;" and "Is LASIK for Me? A Patient's Guide to Refractive Surgery."

International Society of Refractive Surgery: ISRS: "Refractive Surgery: Procedures."

UCLaser.com: "Procedures."

FDA.gov: "What is LASIK?" "What to Expect Before, During, and After Surgery;" "INTACS® Prescription Inserts for Keratoconus - H040002;" and "What Are Phakic Lenses?"

AllAboutVision.com: "PresbyLASIK;" "Surgery for Presbyopia;" and "News on LASIK and Other Refractive Surgery."

Refractive Surgery News: "Presby-LASIK: Correction for Reading Vision" and "Laser Presbyopia Surgery."

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on February 03, 2018

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