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That is an excellent question and I am glad to hear that you are researching all your options in depth.
No matter which procedure you have, lasik or lasek, you going to have increased difficulty with the dryness of your eyes after surgery.
Given that fact, I would go with the surgeon you are most comfortable with. From what you have posted "THE MATER has Ziemer and is a teaching hospital and he's one of the best surgeons" I would go with them :-)
It doesn't really matter that the folks at Mater didn't mention lasek; I'm sure they considered it
"newer" machine really doesn't mean all that much. Companies are always coming out with "new and improved" even when the "old" machine (which was the new and improved machine 6 months ago) does an excellent job.
It is the surgeon, not the laser that is most important when it comes to a good outcome.....
I also like the fact that Mater does one eye, then checks to make sure everything is OK before doing the other. This eliminates any possibility of there being some sort of glitch and ending up messing up both eyes (although this is really rare.....)
Does this make sense to you?
Best of luck to you and enjoy your new, eyeglass free, vision :-)
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