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Wavefront-guided LASIK is a variation of LASIK surgery in which, rather than applying a simple correction of focusing power to the cornea (as in traditional LASIK), an ophthalmologist applies a spatially varying correction, guiding the computer-controlled excimer laser with measurements from a wavefront sensor. The goal is to achieve a more optically perfect eye, though the final result still depends on the physician's success at predicting changes that occur during healing. In older patients though, scattering from microscopic particles plays a major role and may outweigh any benefit from wavefront correction. Therefore, patients expecting so-called "super vision" from such procedures may be disappointed. Still, surgeons claim patients are generally more satisfied with this technique than with previous methods, particularly regarding lowered incidence of "halos," the visual artifact caused by spherical aberration induced in the eye by earlier methods. Based on their experience, the United States Air Force has described WFG-Lasik as giving "superior vision results".
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review by . October 14, 2011
The Gift of Bionic Vision
I got LASIK just a bit over two months ago and I cannot sing the praises of it enough.  The gift of clear, unaided vision is probably one of the best gifts I've ever gotten for myself.  I know this is going to sound cliche, but I really feel like I have a new lease on life.      Ever since I heard about LASIK in my pre-teens, I just knew that it was something that I was eventually going to get.  Having worn glasses since I was in the third grade, I was already …
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