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What's laser in situ keratomileusis surgery?
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Dr. Glenn Pomerance
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In brief: LASIK
Lasik is the acronym for laser in situ keratomileusis.
It is performed using an excimer laser to provide optical correction for myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia ( farsightedness) and astigmatism. A flap, under which the laser vision correction is performed, can be made with a mechanical microkeratome or a femtosecond laser like the intralase or ziemer ldv.

In brief: LASIK
Lasik is the acronym for laser in situ keratomileusis.
It is performed using an excimer laser to provide optical correction for myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia ( farsightedness) and astigmatism. A flap, under which the laser vision correction is performed, can be made with a mechanical microkeratome or a femtosecond laser like the intralase or ziemer ldv.
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