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The word laser stands for “Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation.” A laser is a concentrated beam of light, created when an electric current passes through a special materialThe name and the color of the laser depend on the type of special material that is used The Excimer Laser is an argon–fluoride invisible ultraviolet light photodisruptive type laser. The light cuts or sculpts the tissue, similar to a knife.The beam of light is used tocut thin tissue planes in eye tissue such as the cornea, orchange the shape of the eye’s surface as in Lasik and PRK refractive surgery.

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