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One of the most popular lasers being used in LASIK Eye Surgeries and other laser vision correction procedures is the femtosecond laser. This relatively new technology is still being thoroughly examined for the long-term results, but for those undergoing the LASIK procedure using the femtosecond laser, the testimonials are almost exclusively positive!
One of the biggest advantages of the femtosecond laser is the ease of use for the surgeon. Since most surgeons prefer this laser for it's ease, it means for less surgeon-error and thus, less detrimental side effects for the patient. The femtosecond laser also provides for a more precise corneal flap-creation - partially attributed to the advanced software that comes with the femtosecond laser, which allows for an inverted side-cut.
You may be feeling overwhelmed by all the different technologies and jargon that exists in the world of LASIK. Fortunately, as the patient, you really need to pay little attention to the specifics. While you should make yourself an informed and educated participant in the process, leave the intricacies of the lasers and their technology to the surgeons, and ask them what technology they choose to use in their office and why.