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A Guide to Laser Vision Correction

Dr. Robert Maloney believes that a well-informed patient is key to successful vision correction surgery. He wants to be sure that you fully understand what you can expect from your procedure you choose.

He wants to help you care for and preserve your eyesight in the best way possible. Here, you can find the information that you need to help you make informed choices about health care for your eyes.

Laser Vision Correction: An Overview

The Arrival of the Excimer Laser

The excimer laser was first used on human eyes in the late 1980s. The laser technology marked a significant advancement in the science of vision correction; the excimer laser uses a cool ultraviolet beam of light to vaporize tissue-that is, break up the molecules-with exacting precision and without harming adjacent tissue. Each pulse of the excimer laser removes a mere 1/100,000 inch of tissue.

Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK) »

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