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The FDA has approved Carl Zeiss Meditec MEL 80 Excimer laser system for LASIK surgeries.

System Features
a. The Meditec MEL 80 is designed for a specific type of refractive surgery called LASIK, to correct nearsightedness and astigmatism.
b. The Excimer laser machine produces a strong beam of ultraviolet (UV) light, which removes tiny tissue out of the surface of the cornea. Thus it flattens the central cornea in some areas, eliminating nearsightedness.
c. Patients below 21-years are not eligible for this treatment.
d. The Meditec MEL 80 laser is used for patients who have near-sightedness of less than or equal to -7.0 D with or without refractive astigmatism of less than or equal to -3.0 D
e. The Excimer laser doesn't carry the risks associated with LASIK.

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