LASEK in high and low myopia

Chris P. Lohmann, David O’Brart, Ann Patmore, John Marshall, Christoph Winkler von Mohrenfels, Bernhard Gabler, Wolfgang Herrmann

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Refractive surgery is a constantly changing field with new technologies being developed and introduced routinely. Currently, excimer laser photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) and excimer laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) are the surgical procedures most commonly being used to treat myopia (1,2). PRK changes the corneal curvature by ablating part of Bowman’s layer and anterior corneal stromal tissue after removing the epithelium. In contrast, LASIK does not remove the epithelium, Bowman’s layer, or anterior stromal tissue but does remove deep stromal tissue after making a cut into the corneal stroma at 160 m using a microkeratome.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLASEK, PRK, and Excimer Laser Stromal Surface Ablation
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages41
ISBN (Electronic)9780203025918
ISBN (Print)9780824754341
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2004
Externally publishedYes


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