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Refractive Surgery: Basics of Laser Consoles and Ablation Profiles

  • Aditi Mehta Grewal
  • Sartaj Singh Grewal
  • Anchal Thakur
  • Amit Gupta
  • Chintan Malhotra
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Part of the Current Practices in Ophthalmology book series (CUPROP)

Abstract

Refractive procedures may be performed on the cornea or intraocularly. Laser-based corneal procedures broadly include photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK), refractive lenticule extraction (ReLEx), and small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE). While PRK and LASIK rely on excimer laser photoablation, ReLEx and SMILE are based on the photodisruptive femtosecond laser.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aditi Mehta Grewal
    • 1
  • Sartaj Singh Grewal
    • 2
  • Anchal Thakur
    • 1
  • Amit Gupta
    • 1
  • Chintan Malhotra
    • 1
  1. 1.Cataract and Refractive Services, Department of Ophthalmology, Advanced Eye CentrePost Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER)ChandigarhIndia
  2. 2.Grewal Eye InstituteChandigarhIndia

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