a type of eye surgery used to correct faulty vision: a thin, outer layer of the cornea is cut open and folded back temporarily so that the inner layer can be reshaped with an excimer laser
often written La′sik
Origin of LASIKlas(er-assisted) i(n situ) k(eratomileusis) from Modern Latin keratomileusis, a cutting of the cornea from kerato- + Classical Greek (s)mileusis, carving from smil?, a knife; see in situ
Eye surgery to correct certain refractive disorders, such as myopia, in which a surface layer of the cornea is temporarily separated and folded back to expose the inner surface for reshaping with a laser.
Origin of LASIKla(ser-assisted in) si(tu) k(eratomileusis)