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Eye surgery in which refractive disorders are corrected by reshaping an inner layer of the cornea, formerly performed by freezing corneal layers and forming them to a new curvature, but now usually performed using a laser.

[Probably kerato- + Greek smīleusis, carving (from smīlē, knife), the irregular omission of the initial s- of smīleusis in the compound being unexplained.]
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n queratomileusis f; laser-assisted in situ — (LASIK) queratomileusis in situ asistida por láser
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References in periodicals archive ?
Corneal ectasia after laser in situ keratomileusis. J Cataract Refract surg 2001;27(9):1440-8.
Corneal collagen crosslinking with riboflavin and ultraviolet A to treat induced keratectasia after laser in situ keratomileusis. J Cataract Refract Surg.
The current review was planned to analyse and compare femtosecond-assisted laser in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK), the latest refractive procedure, with conventional techniques in refractive surgery.
In addition to keratoconus, cross-linking has been proposed as a therapeutic option for iatrogenic keratectasia in photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) [39] and laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) [38,40], infectious corneal ulcers [41], pellucid marginal degeneration [42], and bullous keratopathy [43].
Lasik, or Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis, is a procedure that alters the shape of the cornea, allowing common vision problems like near- or far-sightedness and astigmatism to be corrected.
True (A) or false (B)--click on the correct answer: Corneal flap traumatic dislocation following in situ keratomileusis is impossible because the flap is firmly sutured.
The LASIK Quality of Life Collaboration Project, a three-phase study, has been launched to assess the potential impact of laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis on patient quality of life.
"Laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) has gained widespread popularity as a safe and effective surgical method for the correction of myopia, but patients with high [severe] myopia or thin corneas face some restrictions in avoiding the risk of developing keratectasia [a weakening of the cornea]," the authors write as background information in the study paper, published in the Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.
Because of age-related conditions such as cataracts, older patients typically have been poorer candidates for refractive surgery, including the most popular method: laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK).