LASIK

noun LA·SIK \ ˈlā-sik \

Definition of LASIK

: a surgical operation to reshape the cornea for correction of myopia, farsightedness, or astigmatism in which the surface layer of the cornea is separated to create a hinged flap providing access to the inner cornea where varying amounts of tissue are removed by an excimer laser

Origin and Etymology of lasik

laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis


Medical Dictionary

LASIK

noun LA·SIK \ ˈlā-sik \

medical Definition of LASIK

: a surgical operation to reshape the cornea for correction of nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism that involves the use of a microkeratome to separate the surface layer of the cornea creating a hinged flap providing access to the inner cornea where varying degrees of tissue are removed by an excimer laser followed by replacement of the corneal flap called also laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis

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