What Are the Advantages of LASEK Eye Surgery?
LASEK surgery includes several advantages, including: • Complications associated with cutting and reattaching the flap in the cornea are avoided. • LASEK eye surgery causes dry eye less frequently than LASIK eye surgery. In LASEK eye surgery, a microkeratome is not used to create a flap like it is in LASIK surgery. Instead, the epithelium, or outer layer of the cornea, is lifted after using a finer blade called a trephine and then loosened with a 20% alcohol solution.