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History of Excimer Lasers and Why Alcon EX500 in LA Is Arguably the Best

Excimer Lasers & Alcon EX500 for Eye Surgery in L.A.

Excimer laser technology has played a fundamental role in catapulting LASIK to the prominent position it now occupies in the world of vision correction. Prior to the development of the laser, surgeons corrected refractive errors by reshaping the cornea with traditional surgical tools like microkeratomes (blades) and cryolathes. But these procedures had frequent complications and… Continue reading

LASIK Eye Surgery: The One Thing You Should Never Buy on Groupon or Other Discount Sites

LASIK Eye Surgery

Group buying sites like Groupon and Living Social offer thousands of amazing deals on all kinds of consumer goods and services. You can find deep discounts on everything from meals to vacations to diamond jewelry. However, the team at Laser Eye Center agrees that one thing you should never buy on the basis of a… Continue reading

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