Excimer Laser, short for EXCited diMER, is a gas molecule, Dimer Argon Fluor that emits photon's energy when stimulated by an electrical field. This laser is used to perform corneal superficial abrasion in order to correct refractive errors: myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism.
Excimer Laser treatment is always computer-assisted to define the ablation profile according to the preoperative examination.
Excimer Laser is used in different techniques:
- TRANS PRK
- Lasik surgery.
- Aberrometry and wave front customized visual correction
- ULTRA-THIN LASIK and Sub-bowman Keratomileusis (SBKM)
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