Refractive Surgery: Basics of Laser Consoles and Ablation Profiles
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Refractive procedures may be performed on the cornea or intraocularly. Laser-based corneal procedures broadly include photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK), refractive lenticule extraction (ReLEx), and small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE). While PRK and LASIK rely on excimer laser photoablation, ReLEx and SMILE are based on the photodisruptive femtosecond laser.