The laser-sculpting surgery known as LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) is not suitable for everyone. Because this procedure involves making a flap in the cornea and removing a portion of corneal tissue below before replacing the flap, nearsighted patients must have corneas of sufficient thickness. In cases of patients with corneas that are too thin, there may be an alternative to LASIK. For patients with mild nearsightedness, in particular, corneal rings in the shape of transparent crescents may be implanted around the cornea's periphery. This has the effect of flattening the cornea without permanently removing tissue. In fact, the rings may be removed at any time if patients' correction needs change or if patients suffer side effects such as glare.
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