Laser in situ Keratomileusis
Abbreviation: "LASIK"

LASIK is a treatment method in refractive surgery in which a microkeratome or a femtosecond laser are used to cut away a thin layer of the cornea surface and lay this as a flap to one side. The actual correction is then made on the underlying tissue by means of a laser. Once the laser treatment is complete, the corneal disc is folded back over and re-positioned.
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