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…

A Brief History Of Laser Eye Surgery

A Brief History Of Laser Eye Surgery From most things you hear and read, an its name, you would think Laser Eye Surgery is a relatively new technique. But the idea of surgically correcting vision by reshaping the surface of the eye has actually been around for many years — nearly half a decade — in a variety of forms. The field is known as refractive surgery. And since the 1970s, its purpose has been to change the way light…