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Can the Laser used in LASIK burn your eyes?

MYTH: Some people believe that a laser used for LASIK can burn your eyes.

FACT: All laser eye surgeries, including LASIK, use “cold” lasers that will not burn the surface of the eye. During the pre-operative consultation and exam, the ophthalmologist will review all potential risks with the patient as well as determine whether the patient is a good LASIK candidate and discuss the best treatment option. If you are a good candidate and have a good refractive surgeon your long term risk with LASIK is lower than if you wear contact lenses.

The medical content provided is not intended to replace a consultation with a health care provider. According to research LASIK is safe and effective but not everyone is a good candidate for LASIK.

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