14 September 1998 Excimer laser photorefractive surgery of the cornea
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Proceedings Volume 3343, High-Power Laser Ablation; (1998) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.321568
Event: High-Power Laser Ablation, 1998, Santa Fe, NM, United States
Abstract
The 193 nm argon fluoride (ArF) excimer laser can effectively be used to change the radius of curvature of the cornea and thus alter the refractive state of the eye. This change allows myopic (nearsighted) patients to see well with less dependence on glasses or contact lenses. The two major techniques of laser refractive surgery currently in effect in the United States are photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) and laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK). This paper will discuss these refractive cornea surgical techniques.
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Ronald N. Gaster, Ronald N. Gaster, "Excimer laser photorefractive surgery of the cornea", Proc. SPIE 3343, High-Power Laser Ablation, (14 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.321568; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.321568
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