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Is there a difference between lasik and laser eye surgery?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Arun Gulani
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
As i mentioned before there are over 20 ways of performing laser vision corrective techniques among close to 40 vision corrective procedures to help people see without glasses and contact lenses.
The term laser eye surgery includes lasik as one among them. All laser vision surgeries re-shape the cornea to help correct the refractive error. Lasik in particular involves making a flap.

In brief: Yes
As i mentioned before there are over 20 ways of performing laser vision corrective techniques among close to 40 vision corrective procedures to help people see without glasses and contact lenses.
The term laser eye surgery includes lasik as one among them. All laser vision surgeries re-shape the cornea to help correct the refractive error. Lasik in particular involves making a flap.
Dr. Arun Gulani
Dr. Arun Gulani
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Dr. Mark Golden
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: LASIK
Lasik is one form of laser vision correction.
The other main form of laser treatment is prk.

In brief: LASIK
Lasik is one form of laser vision correction.
The other main form of laser treatment is prk.
Dr. Mark Golden
Dr. Mark Golden
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
In brief: Lasik
Lasik is a type of laser vision correction or surgery.
Other types of laser eye surgery include prk and epi-lasik.

In brief: Lasik
Lasik is a type of laser vision correction or surgery.
Other types of laser eye surgery include prk and epi-lasik.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Dr. Jay Bradley
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Dr. Federico Mattioli
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
In brief: Yes
The difference is that lasik is a type of laser eye surgery.
Lasik refers to lasers to correct vision by reshaping the cornea. There are many other laser eye surgeries, such as for diabetic eye problems, glaucoma, and retinal diseases.

In brief: Yes
The difference is that lasik is a type of laser eye surgery.
Lasik refers to lasers to correct vision by reshaping the cornea. There are many other laser eye surgeries, such as for diabetic eye problems, glaucoma, and retinal diseases.
Dr. Federico Mattioli
Dr. Federico Mattioli
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Dr. LINDA VARGAS
Ophthalmology
In brief: Yes
Laser vision correction can be accomplished one of two ways; either lasik where a flap or lid is created prior to the actual laser treatment to "reshape" the cornea or surface ablation also known as prk without a flap or lid where the epithelium is removed followed by the actual laser treatment to reshape the cornea.

In brief: Yes
Laser vision correction can be accomplished one of two ways; either lasik where a flap or lid is created prior to the actual laser treatment to "reshape" the cornea or surface ablation also known as prk without a flap or lid where the epithelium is removed followed by the actual laser treatment to reshape the cornea.
Dr. LINDA VARGAS
Dr. LINDA VARGAS
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