LASER: Light amplification by stimulated emission of Radiation
MASER: Microwave application by stimulated emission of radiation
ERASER: Used to rub pencil marks,not an acronym(gotcha)
EXCIMER: Excited Dimer
The idea to apply the excimer to the cornea was conceived by Sirinivasan in New York.
“It’s been exactly one week since my Lasik surgery and WOW! It truly seems like a miracle.”*
– Tara McNamara (Radio Talk Show Host)
Generations of EXCIMER LASER: 1st, 2nd , 3rd, 4th
Refraction,Corneal Topography and Wavefront
Internal optical aberrations. May arise from the posterior surface of the cornea, the aqueous, the lens, the vitreous or the retina.
|4||Healing||2-3 days||2-3 days||Immediate||Immediate|
|5||Pain||Day 1||Day 1||Day3||None|
|>250 Micron bed|
|10||Thin Cornea||+||+||+||>475 microns|