Surgeon’s choice of laser or blade for corneal flap plays role in visual outcome of procedure
New scientific data being presented at this year’s ASCRS meeting reveals the key to a better-than-20/20 outcome in LASIK surgery may depend on whether your doctor uses a blade or a laser to create the corneal flap in the first step of the procedure.
"It turns out that the flap that we make in LASIK is not an innocent bystander," says Roger F. Steinert, M.D., 2005 ASCRS president, professor of ophthalmology, professor of biomedical engineering, director of cornea, refractive and cataract surgery, and vice chair of clinical ophthalmology at University of California, Irvine.
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