laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis

la·ser-as·sist·ed in-situ keratomileusis 'lā-zər-ə-'sis-təd- n LASIK

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keratoplasty in which the excimer laser and microkeratome are combined for vision correction; the microkeratome is used to shave a thin slice and create a hinged flap in the cornea, the flap is reflected back, the exposed cornea is reshaped by the laser, and the flap is replaced, without sutures, to heal back into position.

Laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis for treatment of myopia. (A), Creation of flap; (B), laser ablation of the stromal bed, showing the area of tissue removal in blue; (C), flap replaced, with the central cornea flattened


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  • LASIK — • laser assisted in situ keratomileusis …   Dictionary of medical acronyms & abbreviations

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  • LASIK — or Lasik ( laser assisted in situ keratomileusis ) is a type of refractive laser eye surgery performed by ophthalmologists for correcting myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. [ [http://www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSS/9339/32123.html LASIK. ]… …   Wikipedia

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