LASIK

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noun LA·SIK \ˈlā-sik\

Definition of LASIK

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1994


Medical Dictionary

LASIK

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noun LA·SIK \ˈlā-sik\

Medical Definition of LASIK

  1. :  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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