The Future of LASIK
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Despite it's high success rate, and the millions of testimonials from abundantly satisfied patients, the current scientists in vision correction are constantly looking to the future for ways to improve the LASIK procedure. Some day, scientists speculate that LASIK may be replaced by intrastomal ablation - a unique procedure with the femtosecond laser.
Intrastomal ablation involves correcting the inherent topographical imperfections of the eye without permanently weakening the cornea by creating an incision. Moreover, intrastomal ablation is looking especially promising by delivering less overall energy to the actual cornea and the surrounding tissues, leaving less room for error and unwanted side effects.
Another promising avenue looks to be therbiomedical, in the form of Kerflex, where current clinical trials in Europe are improving myopia and keratoconus. IntraCOR ablation has also been used on hundreds of human eyes, and is offering very successful reports of presbyopia - a huge arena for the millions of baby boomers for whom LASIK may not currently be an option.
Regardless of the potential developments, there is still no better testament to the remarkable results of this procedure than the millions of patients who are seeing more clearly without the use of glasses or contacts as a result of the current LASIK procedure. If you're interested in getting LASIK, contact a LASIK Eye Surgeon today to find out if the current LASIK surgery is a good option for you.