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Excimer laser ophthalmic surgery: evaluation of a new technology.
  1. D. A. Infeld,
  2. J. G. O'Shea
  1. Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre, UK.

    Abstract

    The aim of this article is to provide information and an overview of the potential risks and benefits of excimer laser surgery, a new and promising technique in ophthalmic surgery. Although this review concentrates on the use of the laser for refractive purposes, novel therapeutic techniques are also discussed. It is hoped that this will enable general practitioners, optometrists and physicians to provide appropriate advice and counselling for patients.

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