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A 38-year-old member asked:

i see ads about lasik, but what is now the most accurate and the safest type of surgery for nearsightedness?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
LASIK: Lasik is now the standard of care and produces excellent results in the nearsighted (myopic) patient. It is accurate and safe and now has a 15 year track record of safety.
Dr. Jay Bradley
LASIK Surgery 18 years experience
Laser eye surgery: The most safe and accurate procedure for nearsightedness is laser eye surgery (lasik or prk).
Dr. Ilan Cohen
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Depends: Only a refractive surgeon can determine which exact procedure is best for you. The best procedure for you will depend on your goals and the physical characteristics of your eye.

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