Is PRK Outdated Vision Correction Technology?

Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis, better known as LASIK, remains a commonly advertised alternative to eyeglasses and contact lenses. It gained United States Food and Drug Administration approval in 1999, four years later than its predecessor Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK.) Because PRK is not widely advertised and technically pre-dated LASIK, some people mistakenly believe that LASIK is […]
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What Is Epi-LASIK?

Epi-LASIK is a type of vision correction surgery that was approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration in 2002. Traditional LASIK, or Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis, gained FDA approval in 1998. However, European and American surgeons were using these types of technologies to correct farsightedness and nearsightedness back in the 1980s. The sheer […]
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Is LASEK Vision Correction The Same As LASIK?

In recent years, more people have selected surgical vision correction methods for nearsightedness and farsightedness. Some people mistakenly believe that all vision surgeries are one and the same because of number of similar sounding acronyms such as LASEK and LASIK. While the basic concept behind elective vision correction surgery is to reshape the cornea with […]
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Is LASIK Surgery Safe?

LASIK surgery has become a popular way for adults to achieve permanent vision correction. However, the procedure should not be entered into lightly and is not for everyone. LASIK is the abbreviation for Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis, better known as laser eye surgery. The procedure involves a doctor operating a machine that literally cuts a […]
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