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The Army's newest weapon: Killer eyesight that gives soldiers an edge

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Major Nick Pefkaros, an Army eye surgeon at Fort Riley, Kansas, scans a soldier's eyes on Feb. 14, 2008 using the new excimer laser machine his clinic acquired last year. (Photo courtesy of Nick Pefkaros)

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In a time of war, the U.S. Army is operating on thousands of soldiers to perfect their eyesight, the first effort by any army ever to enhance its combat power by using a medical operation.