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Laser surgery as a treatment for corneal erosion

I have been diagnosed with corneal erosion in my left eye. My doctor says that the best way to correct it is through laser surgery. Is this correct? Do you do this?

Yes, corneal erosion is best corrected by a procedure called P.T.K using an excimer laser. We used to use a scapel to remove the corneal tissue but now the laser is much more precise. This procedure is an outpatient procedure performed in our office.

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