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Click to edit Master subtitle style  12/13/10 LASIK Surgery Pamela Stanley. Laura Aurilio. Dora Fiske
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 12/13/10 What is LASIK Surgery? LASIK stands for “ laser-assisted in situ  keratomileusis” Meaning a laser is used under the cornea flap  to  fix the shape of the cornea Performed with  excimer laser  Alternative for people who use glasses or  contacts to correct their vision
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 12/13/10 How does it work? Cornea is clear,  covers lens. Lens also focuses light  but  LASIK  alters curve  of cornea only. Cut flap in cornea  with blade or laser. Pull flap aside to  reveal stroma  layer. Use laser pulses to  vaporize stroma for 
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Different Types Manufacturers:  Visx, Wavelight, Alcon,                               , and  Nidek Types of laser guidance for shaping the cornea:  1. Conventional
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This note was uploaded on 12/12/2010 for the course BIO 3101 taught by Professor Dan during the Spring '10 term at Worcester.

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