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Laser eye surgeons, battered by a recession that has sharply reduced the number of procedures they perform, are poised to begin marketing a new technology they say achieves better results. (Image Courtesy of Alcorn, Inc.)
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Lasik's Next Revision 
Laser eye surgeons, battered by a recession that has sharply reduced the number of procedures they perform, are poised to begin marketing a new technology they say achieves better results.

Previous Articles
New Lasik Guidelines: Do You Make the Cut? (Post, June 11, 2002)

For Some Injured by Lasik Surgery, a New Fix (Post, May 28, 2002)

A New Wave in Vision Correction: Conductive Keratoplasty (Post, April 30, 2002)

The Clearest View Money Can Buy (Post, Dec. 4, 2001)

Eyeball Hardball (Post, Sept. 4, 2001)

Sources of Information For Lasik Shoppers (Post, Sept. 4, 2001)

Lasik Surgery Sales Tactics Raise Eyebrows: 'Patient Counselors' Earn Bonuses for Each Customer (Post, Sept. 4, 2001)

For Some Lasik Patients, No More Tears (Post, July 10, 2001)

The End of Reading Glasses? Far From It: A New Laser Eye Treatment May Help the Farsighted Put Off the Inevitable Badge of Aging -- but Only for a Time (Post, June 19, 2001)

Getting Burned by Laser Surgery: The Collapse of Lasik Vision Has Customers Eyeing Overdue Refunds -- and a Volatile Industry (Post, April 3, 2001)

Lasik Patients, Seeing Red: As Laser Eye Surgery Spreads, So Do Lawsuits Over Outcomes, Disclosure and Bad Practices (Post, Oct. 24, 2000; 9:00 AM)

Eyes Wide Open (Post, Aug. 15, 2000)

Lasik Eye Surgery at a Discount (Post, Feb. 22, 2000)

For the Eye Doctor, a Complex Backdrop (Post, Dec. 6, 1999)

Are You a Candidate for Laser Eye Surgery? (Post, Oct. 12, 1999)

'What Have I Done to My Eyes?' (Post, Oct. 12, 1999)

'I Can Actually See' (Post, Oct. 12, 1999)

The Lure of Laser Surgery: Should You Have It? (Post, Oct. 12, 1999)

Making a Spectacle of Eye Surgery: Passersby Gawk as Patients Undergo Laser Procedure at Fairfax Mall (Post, July 22, 1999)



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