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2014-07-16 23:08:21

Carlsbad ophthalmologist Michael Tracy, MD comments on a study finding LASIK as an effective option for Naval aviators. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 A recent study has found that femtosecond-assisted wavefront-guided LASIK, a bladeless form of the popular eye correction surgery, results in fast and effective outcomes for Naval aviators. Previously, LASIK had not been approved as a procedure for Naval aviators, who instead had to undergo photorefractive keratectomy (also known as...

2009-11-09 16:34:45

Laser eye surgery to correct vision problems does not appear to be associated with lasting changes to cells lining the inside of the cornea at nine years after the procedure, according to a report in the November issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Two types of laser surgery"”photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) and laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK)"”are often used to correct refractive errors such as nearsightedness, according to background...