Laser surgery in ophthalmology can successfully treat many types of eye disease.
How does a laser work?
There are two different ways that lasers are used to treat eye conditions.
Thermal lasers--The light is converted to heat when it reaches the eye. The heat is used to:
Photodisruptive lasers--The light cuts or sculpts tissues, similar to a knife. The beam of light is used to:
What are the advantages of using ophthalmic lasers?
Which diseases can be treated with the laser?