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Postby LittleAsianguy » Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:03 am

Just curious how different is lasik compared to 10 yrs ago? Im asking because the salesman told me the procedure is alot safer than it was 10 yrs ago. I understand there's advancements in equiptment and laser.
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Postby LasikExpert » Fri Aug 15, 2008 4:21 am

There have been a few large changes and many small changes. Wavefront-guided laser tends to provide a better outcome. Mechanical microkeratomes are much more accurate and consistent. Laser microkeratomes now exist. The current generation lasers are more accurate with a better ablation pattern.

What is most important is that in the past 10 years there have been over 11 million surgeries and the industry has learned a lot from all those patient outcomes.
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