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    History of Excimer Laser in Ophthalmology

      
    Written By: Roger F. Steinert, MD; Charles R. Munnerlyn, PhD
    Laser Surgery Education Center
    Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Refractive Mgmt/Intervention, Retina/Vitreous

    In this interview, Dr. Charles Munnerlyn recounts his challenges and triumphs in developing  the first commercial excimer laser system for vision correction. Dr. Munnerlyn is the founder of VISX, previously the world's largest manufacturer of laser vision correction systems and now owned by Abbott Laboratories.