The use of lasers in ophthalmology has been around since the 1970’s for conditions like glaucoma and retinal tears, however the existence of LASIK for vision correction is relatively new and in fact it was not approved in the United States until late 1990’s by the Food and Drug Administration. Once approved, LASIK surgery for vision correction has taken off and has been extremely popular with people seeking alternatives to glasses and contacts.
According to the FDA, over 600,000 LASIK eye surgeries are performed in the United States each year. Spectra/Linde’s involvement with the vision correction market has been around since the beginning and in fact it was Spectra/Linde’s hard work with the industrial Excimer OEM’s that paved the way for Spectra/Linde to enter the vision correction market.
Spectra/Linde’s existing reputation and willingness to work with and understand the vision correction OEM’s specifications and quality needs is the sole reason for Spectra/Linde’s success in the vision correction market. For more information please contact our Excimer Laser Customer Service team.
Linde believes that excimer lasers and related laser technologies help change the world. After working for decades in close collaboration with the leading laser manufacturers as well as the pioneers of excimer laser applications, we have become the world’s largest supplier of pure excimer laser gases, excimer laser gas mixtures, and laser equipment.
In addition to offering our customers cylinders of laser gas for individual excimer laser applications, we offer a variety of other premixed laser gas blends at a level of quality that only Linde can guarantee.
Our DF laser gas mixtures are used for a variety of applications, including high energy lasers and nuclear power. Linde's highly specialized, customizable He/Ne laser gas mixtures offer the most dependable assortment of laser gases for helium and neon laser applications.
We offer CO/CO2 laser gas mixtures that support various medical applications including vision correction, angioplasty, and microsurgeries as well as industrial applications, such as photolithography, annealing and other micro-machining applications requiring laser use.