TITLE

Seeing the Light

AUTHOR(S)
Seydel, Carie A.
PUB. DATE
September 2001
SOURCE
Airman;Sep2001, Vol. 45 Issue 9, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Relates the experience of a member of the United States Air Force who underwent a laser eye surgery called photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). Comparison between contact lenses and eye glasses; Principle behind PRK; Risks involved in the PRK; Details on the procedure; Effectiveness of PRK.
ACCESSION #
5380234

 

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