Have you ever heard of LASIK? If you haven’t, here’s a quick definition. LASIK, which stands for laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, is a type of refractive laser eye surgery for correcting eyesight defects such as astigmatism and nearsightedness. The LASIK procedure was made possible and developed in the year 1950 by Colombian-based Spanish ophthalmologist Jose Barraquer. In the following decades, developments on the technique were made such as the RK or Radial Keratotomy in the 70s in Russia, the PRK or Photorefractive Keratectomy in the ’80s in Germany and the development of the Excimer Laser at the Northrup Corporation Research and Technology Center of the University of California in 1968.
The latest developments about the LASIK technology were recently discussed at the FDA panel meeting wherein its safety and success were reaffirmed. Kerry D. Solomon, M.D. a world-renowned ophthalmologist and refractive surgeon at the Storm Eye Institute, proudly confirmed its success, saying “As one of the most studied medical procedures, LASIK is well-established and has an exceptional track record. Today’s modern LASIK delivers superior safety and better visual results than ever before.” He also said that the modern LASIK combines 3D mapping and customized treatment for the 1st all-laser technology. The US Military & NASA have approved this combination on personnel including pilots and astronauts. It’s the pinnacle of LASIK technology. His final say, “LASIK changes lives for the better. With today’s advanced technologies there is no better time to have LASIK.”
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