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What is the definition or description of: lasek eye surgery?

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Dr. William Trattler
LASIK Surgery 29 years experience
LASEK is like PRK: Lasek is a modified version of prk, where dilute alcohol is used to loosen the epithelium. The epithelium is slid to the side, and an excimer laser is used to reshape the cornea to eliminate myopia, hyperopia, and/or astigmatism. Then - the epithelial layer is repositioned over the cornea, and a bandage contact lens is placed. The epithelium will typical heal over 4 to 5 days.
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
LASEK vs. LASIK: Lasek is a laser vision correction where the epithelium ( the e ) is lifted as a sheet and the laser is applied. In contrast in lasik the epithelium and a thin layer of stroma ( the i for in situ ) is lifted then the laser is applied.

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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: eye surgery?

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Dr. William Trattler
LASIK Surgery 29 years experience
Surgery: Eye surgery is surgery on the eye. Very simple answer.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Do you recommend the lasek eye surgery for all?

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Dr. Jay Bradley
LASIK Surgery 18 years experience
No: Not everyone is a good candidate for laser eye surgery. Go see a cornea specialist for an evaluation.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What are alternatives to lasek eye surgery?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
The: Alternative to laser vision correction are glasses or contact lenses.

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