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Which Procedure Would Create Less Prominent Corneal Flap Scar? Intralase or Microkeratome?
3 Doctor Answers | Asked by Jewel8D in Seattle, WA
Scarring with LASIK flaps
Scarring with either a microkeratome or an Intralase is esentially zero with either technology. Scarring should not be a concern. There is a small chance of scarring with LASEK.
IntraLase or Microkeratime can both cause corneal flam scarring
Both can cause corneal scarring, but over time the scar becomes less visible after becoming completely non discernible.
Laser Flap vs Mechanical Flap in LASIK
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