A Brief History Of Laser Eye Surgery

A Brief History of Laser Eye Surgery Despite its sky-rocketing popularity and innovation in recent years, there remains a shroud of misinformation around Laser Eye Surgery. For example, many people believe that this category of treatment is still in its infancy – after all, the use of lasers does still bring certain connotations to sci-fi films. Yet, the idea of utilising surgical techniques to improve our vision has actually been around for many years –¬†around half a century, in fact,¬†–…

As seen on TED [Video]

As seen on TED In 1948, Spanish ophthalmologist Jose Ignacio Barraquer Moner was fed up with relying on external aids to see well. He wanted a solution for blurry vision that would fix the eye itself, without the need of wearing glasses. The answer he came up with was something called “keratomileusis”, a surgical technique that alters vision by reshaping the cornea. And the rest is history. Today, we know this procedure as LASIK, a treatment for everything from shortsightedness…