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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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Among other products, the division makes equipment used in cataract and laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) surgeries.
Since about 1990, though, refractive surgeons have used laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) to reshape the cornea and produce monovision surgically, with excellent results.
None, however, is likely to affect more people than recent breakthroughs in laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis, or LASIK surgery.

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