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The Benefits of Shifting from Microkeratome-Based LASIK to All-Laser LASIK

When LASIK was first approved by the FDA in 1995, surgeons used a handheld blade called a microkeratome to perform the first step of the laser eye surgery: creating the corneal flap. After manually making the flap with the microkeratome device, the surgeon then used an excimer laser to reshape the cornea. Although the second… Continue reading