LASIK eye surgery

Alternative Names

Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis; Laser vision correction

Definition of LASIK eye surgery

LASIK is eye surgery that permanently changes the shape of the cornea (the clear covering on the front of the eye) in order to improve vision and reduce a person’s dependency on glasses or contact lenses.

Review

Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant STudies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; and Franklin W. Lusby, MD, Ophthalmologist, Lusby Vision Institute, La Jolla, California. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 5/24/2010

Lasik eye surgery - series

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