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LASEK is a relatively new laser vision correction procedure similar to LASIK. The primary difference is that for LASEK the flap is created from corneal epithelium alone, while in traditional LASIK the stroma is also affected. Once the epithelium has been pulled aside, the LASEK surgeon applies the excimer laser to the surface of the cornea (as in PRK laser vision correction).
The advantages of LASEK laser vision correction include:
Note: Visual recovery is not as rapid as with LASIK and some patients endure greater discomfort.
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