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LASIK technology improvements lead to better outcomes

Improvements in LASIK technology over the last decade have yielded better outcomes for the vision-correcting surgery – creating what one expert is calling “high-definition” results for patients.“People say we’re delivering ‘high-definition’ vision today, compared to standard definition we were years ago,” Dr. Kerry Solomon, director of the Carolina Eyecare Research Institute in Charleston, SC, told FoxNews.com. “We’re more automated and more accurate with what we do.”According to Solomon, a member of the executive committee of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, most LASIK surgery practices have a 90 to 98 percent success rate of achieving 20/20 vision in patients — compared to just 65 percent when the procedure was first FDA-approved in the 1990s.LASIK, laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, is a surgical procedure that utilizes a laser to permanently change the shape of the cornea to correct vision. Nearsightedness and farsightedness are both caused by distortion...

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