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What is Lasek ?


LASEK is an abbreviation for Laser Assisted Subepithelial Keratectomy. LASEK is a hybrid of FDA approved PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy) and FDA approved LASIK (Laser Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis).


In this procedure, the surface of the cornea is peeled back, the laser is applied, and the surface layer is then replaced into position.


Who is Candidate for Lasek ?


  • Patients whose corneas are too thin for LASIK
  • Athletes who may have a possibility for eye trauma
  • Patients who may have a physically active lifestyle
  • Patients with certain corneal diseases
  • Patients with a certain degree of dry eyes
  • Patients concerned about a corneal flap
  • Patients who had previous eye surgery, such as RK or PRK

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What is Lasek and who is candidate ?

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