Lasik meaning

lāsĭk
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.
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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.
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Eye surgery in which the surface of the cornea is reshaped using a laser, performed to correct certain refractive disorders such as myopia.
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Origin of lasik

  • la(ser-assisted in) si(tu) k(eratomileusis)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition