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How Does Laser Eye Surgery Actually Work

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Mohamed Ibrahim
Mohamed Ibrahim
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Ever considered getting laser eye surgery, but didn’t know how it worked? Allow us to help!

There are three different main types of laser eye surgery: LASIK, SMILE, and Surface Laser Treatments, and each can be explained pretty easily.

LASIK uses two lasers to open up a thin flap on the surface of the cornea, and then reshapes the cornea underneath. The flap is then placed back over the reshaped cornea, and heals independently with time.

SMILE uses one laser to reshape the cornea through a small, self-healing hole.

And Surface Eye Treatments remove the clear skin over the eye, to then reshape the cornea underneath with - you guessed it - a laser!

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