Every FDA-approved laser has a document known as “labeling”. Labeling is similar to the package insert or printout you receive when you purchase a prescription drug. It contains important safety information and data from clinical trials. The labeling for lasers contains a Patient Information Booklet, which the FDA requires that all prospective LASIK patients receive prior to surgery. LASIK surgeons routinely fail to provide the booklet, which denies patients access to information that could affect their decision to have the surgery.
You can access the labeling for FDA-approved lasers for LASIK and PRK on the FDA website at this link.
Learn more about LASIK Patient Information Booklets at this external blog.