Laser eye surgery: an update on the latest procedures
Laser eye surgery
Sarah Brewer MA MB BChir Medical Journalist E:email@example.com
Keratomileusis – the surgical correction of visual refractive errors by changing the shape of the deep layer of the cornea – was developed as long ago as 1949 by Professor Jose Barraquer in Bagota, Columbia. A number of procedures have since evolved from his initial work, and millions of people worldwide have benefited from the technique to correct myopia (shortsightedness), hyperopia (longsightedness) and astigmatism.