The development of lasers and their use in medicine has revolutionized the way many eye diseases are treated. With lasers, sight loss can be stabilized more effectively and safely than ever before, as well as reducing the time, cost, and complexity of many procedures. In some cases, this sight-saving tool can also be used to restore previously lost vision.
Laser light is not radiation, like x-rays, cosmic rays, or gamma rays. It is made of a single color or wavelength of light with all of the light rays traveling in the same direction.