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What types of surgery correct astigmatism?

In laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis, or LASIK surgery, lasers cut a flap in the cornea and reshape its curve. Photorefractive keratectomy, or PRK, uses a laser to reshape the cornea after removing the outside layer of the cornea. Laser-assisted subepithelial keratomileusis (LASEK) uses a laser to correct the cornea after folding a small part of the cornea. Your doctor might recommend LASEK if you are more active and vulnerable to eye injury. Your doctor can recommend which of these three or other eye surgeries are best for you and your lifestyle.

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