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Vision Correction Surgery (cont.)

Vision Correction Surgery Pictures

Diagram of an eye with myopia or nearsightedness.
Diagram of an eye with myopia or nearsightedness. Click to view larger image.

Diagram of an eye with hyperopia or farsightedness.
Diagram of an eye with hyperopia or farsightedness. Click to view larger image.

Microkeratome.
Microkeratome. Click to view larger image.

Marking the cornea prior to making the LASIK flap.
Marking the cornea prior to making the LASIK flap. Click to view larger image.

Applying the suction ring of the keratome to create the LASIK flap.
Applying the suction ring of the keratome to create the LASIK flap. Click to view larger image.

Lifting the LASIK flap.
Lifting the LASIK flap. Click to view larger image.

Graphic of the LASIK flap.
Graphic of the LASIK flap. Click to view larger image.

Graphic of the laser resculpting the cornea.
Graphic of the laser resculpting the cornea. Click to view larger image.

Replacing the LASIK flap.
Replacing the LASIK flap. Click to view larger image.

Medically reviewed by William Baer, MD; Board Certified Ophthalmology

REFERENCES:

Contact lenses or further surgery?. Surgical Eyes. http://www.surgicaleyes.org
National Eye Institute. National Institutes of Health. http://www.nei.nih.gov
Ophthalmology Resource Center Pharmacia Ophthalmics. http://www.ophthalmologyresource.com
Vision correction surgery. American Academy of Ophthalmology. http://www.aao.org


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/22/2016

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