Laser Eye Surgery - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Laser Eye Surgery

Doctors perform laser eye surgery on over a million patients a year. There are growing misconceptions, that eye surgeons want to correct. One common misconception, many people believe that anyone with poor vision is a candidate for lasik and that skilled surgeons weren't necessary. "They thought anyone could do it. They didn't realize it was a medical procedure and one out of four thought it was cosmetic surgery...nothing else."

A group of eye surgeons has developed new guidelines outlining who is and who is not an ideal candidate for lasik. For more information on the guidelines, click on www.eyesurgeryeducation.com or call 1-800-536-E-S-E-C.

And for more information on laser eye surgery you can click on www.fda.gov/fdac/features/1998/498eye.html .

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