laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis
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Related to laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis: LASIK
laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK),
a refractive procedure to correct myopia by which a flap of cornea is made, excimer laser ablation of corneal stoma is performed, and the flap laid back in position.
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la·ser-as·sis·ted in si·tu ker·a·to·mi·leu·sis(LASIK) (lā'zĕr-ă-sis'tĕd in sīt'ū ker'ă-tō-mī-lū'sis)
A refractive procedure to correct myopia or hyperopia, with or without astigmatism in which a flap of cornea is made, an excimer laserablation of corneal stoma is performed, and the flap laid back in position.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK)
A type of refractive eye surgery using a laser and another instrument to change the shape of the cornea.
Mentioned in: Radial Keratotomy
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