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Eye surgery to correct certain refractive disorders, such as myopia, in which a surface layer of the cornea is temporarily separated and folded back to expose the inner surface for reshaping with a laser.

[la(ser-assisted in) si(tu) k(eratomileusis).]
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Noun1.LASIK - a refractive surgery procedure that reshapes the cornea
eye operation, eye surgery - any surgical procedure involving the eyes


abbr laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis. V. keratomileusis.
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Over the long term, AEI plans to make available to more people LASIK (Laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis) eye surgery.
LASIK, (laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis), uses light from a "cool" laser to reshape the front surface of the eye, or cornea.

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