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Which is safer, LASIK or LASEK (PRK- EpiLASIK) ?

When i performed lasik with blade, i used to say that lasek is safer. With the advent of blade-free lasik, i feel that both procedures have the same safety profile. I typically recommend lasik if somebody is a good candidate for it.

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