Although the terms Laser Eye Surgery and Refractive Surgery are commonly used as if they were interchangeable, this is not the case. Lasers may be used to treat nonrefractive conditions (e.g. to seal a retinal tear), while radial keratotomy is an example of refractive surgery without the use of a laser.


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A Clear Look at Refractive Surgery
... Whether it’s a desire to simply see better or an urge to throw away their glasses, every month thousands of Americans elect to undergo refractive surgery, a procedure used to correct common vision pro...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Refractive Surgery: LASIK or INTACS
... What are the common refractive vision problems?The most common problems with sight have to do with the refraction process. The shape of the cornea, strength of the lens, and length of the eyeball are ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic