Cognitive Daily

The NY Times has an excellent infographic showing exactly how the newest Lasik eye surgery process works:


The key modification to this technique is that the flap is now cut with a laser instead of a metal blade, reducing the chance of complications. I still think I’m going to stick with good old fashioned eyeglasses for now.


  1. #1 Matt Baldwin
    July 17, 2006

    I would never consider it. Like you, I stick with the traditional pair of glasses. 🙂 For some reason, I just don’t trust it — maybe in a few decades when some long term affects have manifested and been dealt with.

    My 2 cents.


  2. #2 Ashley Wickline
    August 6, 2009

    well, unlike matt and the other user above him said that he would rather stick glasses, well im under age like the booklet says you have to be 18 years of age. I would love to get this surgery done, but like a surgerys everyone has complications but the risk are a little amount. im 14 years of age right now but when i turn 18 i will plan on goin and getting lasik surgery done i find the process very fastinating(:

  3. #3 Wolfie Rankin
    August 8, 2009

    When it is done with eye drops, I’ll do it.

    * You may have seen some progress with healing damaged corneas where a patients own stem cells are applied to their eyes and covered with a contact lens for a while. I saw that on TV recently, I hope they do well with that.

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