Options for Refractive Eye Surgery

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What are my options for refractive eye surgery?

Options for Refractive Eye Surgery

There are now many options for correcting vision surgically. Here are a few of the best known:

-- LASIK, the most popular and widespread refractive surgery: The surgeon makes a small incision ("flap") in the cornea, then reshapes the tissue underneath with a laser.

-- LASEK: The same as LASIK, but the flap is confined to the surface (epithelemium) of the cornea.

-- Epi-LASIK: A tiny separator is used for creating the flap, instead of a blade.

-- PRK: The surgeon uses the laser to reshape the surface of the cornea.



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