In 1988, Dr. Stephen Trokel was the first doctor to perform what surgery with the assistance of this technology?

In 1988, Dr. Stephen Trokel was the first doctor to perform what surgery with the assistance of this technology?

by / August 24, 2011

Answer: He performed the first corrective eye surgery using laser technology. Trokel, an ophthalmologist affiliated with Columbia University, developed laser eye surgery in 1987 and a year later performed the surgery on a patient in Germany.

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In 2008, Sarah Rich graduated from California State University, Chico, where she majored in news-editorial journalism and minored in sociology. She wrote for for Government Technology magazine from 2010 through 2013.