8 doctors weighed in:
Do physicians use laser during lasik surgery?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Yes, the excimer laser is used to reshape the cornea in order to correct the underlying refractive error.

In brief: Yes
Yes, the excimer laser is used to reshape the cornea in order to correct the underlying refractive error.
Dr. Tal Raviv
Dr. Tal Raviv
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Dr. Ilan Cohen
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Always
Lasik, by definition, is a procedure where a laser is used to change the shape of the cornea.

In brief: Always
Lasik, by definition, is a procedure where a laser is used to change the shape of the cornea.
Dr. Ilan Cohen
Dr. Ilan Cohen
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Dr. Federico Mattioli
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Lasik is a two step procedure.
The first step can be completed with a laser or instead with a bladed instrument called a microkeratome. The second step of lasik is always completed with a laser.

In brief: Yes
Lasik is a two step procedure.
The first step can be completed with a laser or instead with a bladed instrument called a microkeratome. The second step of lasik is always completed with a laser.
Dr. Federico Mattioli
Dr. Federico Mattioli
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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes and more!
We also use the newest lasik techniques that use a laser to make the corneal flap rather than a blade.
This generally has better outcomes in terms of vision and patient discomfort. This is called intralase.

In brief: Yes and more!
We also use the newest lasik techniques that use a laser to make the corneal flap rather than a blade.
This generally has better outcomes in terms of vision and patient discomfort. This is called intralase.
Dr. David Kira
Dr. David Kira
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
In brief: Yes
Most lasik surgeons use a femtosecond laser to create the flap and an excimer laser to eliminate the prescription.

In brief: Yes
Most lasik surgeons use a femtosecond laser to create the flap and an excimer laser to eliminate the prescription.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Dr. Jay Bradley
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