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.
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.
Eye surgery in which the surface of the cornea is reshaped using a laser, performed to correct certain refractive disorders such as myopia.
Origin of lasik
- la(ser-assisted in) si(tu) k(eratomileusis)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition