The EXCIMER LASER is a new technology used to reshape the front surface of the cornea to treat hyperopia, myopia and astigmatism. It is a "cold" laser that is able to microscopically remove fine layers of corneal tissue, reshaping to correct vision problems. The excimer laser can be used in either the LASIK, LASEK, or PRK techniques.
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