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LASIK eye surgery is a popular elective procedure intended to reduce a person's dependency on glasses or contact lenses, and some of your patients may be asking you about the procedure. LASIK surgery corrects refractive errors in the eye by reshaping the cornea. Using an excimer laser, precise amounts of corneal tissue are removed, and this changes its focusing power. Here's how the procedure is done. A microkeratome is used to cut a flap in the cornea, with a hinge left at one end of this flap. The flap is folded back revealing the stroma - the middlesection of the cornea. Pulses from a computer-controlled laser vaporize a portion of the stroma and the flap is replaced.
IBM discovers biodegradable nanoparticles that seek out and destroy drug-resistant bacteria

IBM discovers biodegradable nanoparticles that seek out and destroy drug-resistant bacteria

Stem cell therapy used to restore transparency in corneas

Stem cell therapy used to restore transparency in corneas

New implantable lenses put high-tech devices within reach, UT Southwestern eye surgeons say

New implantable lenses put high-tech devices within reach, UT Southwestern eye surgeons say

Abbott to acquire Advanced Medical Optics

Abbott to acquire Advanced Medical Optics

New cataract early detection device

New cataract early detection device

Laser "microscalpel" to target individual cancer cells

Laser "microscalpel" to target individual cancer cells

Laser eye surgery comes under close scrutiny

Laser eye surgery comes under close scrutiny

LASIK patients overwhelmingly happy with procedure results

LASIK patients overwhelmingly happy with procedure results

Chronic dry eye syndrome after LASIK

Chronic dry eye syndrome after LASIK

Study of high myopia patients ten years after LASIK surgery

Study of high myopia patients ten years after LASIK surgery

LASIK eye surgery for older women

LASIK eye surgery for older women

FDA approves CustomVue Monovision LASIK

FDA approves CustomVue Monovision LASIK

LASIK for patients 40-69 years old

LASIK for patients 40-69 years old

MRSA can be a serious post-operative complication

MRSA can be a serious post-operative complication

Ophthalmologists improve LASIK

Ophthalmologists improve LASIK

Bladeless LASIK as good as standard microkeratome LASIK

Bladeless LASIK as good as standard microkeratome LASIK

Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) versus laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) for myopia

Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) versus laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) for myopia

Study of 30-day extended wear contact lenses

Study of 30-day extended wear contact lenses

New technology an option for severe nearsightedness

New technology an option for severe nearsightedness

Confusion over Lasik eye surgery terminology

Confusion over Lasik eye surgery terminology