LASIK
noun Etymology: laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis Date: 1994 a surgical operation to reshape the cornea for correction of myopia, farsightedness, or astigmatism in which the surface layer of the cornea is separated to create a hinged flap providing access to the inner cornea where varying amounts of tissue are removed by an excimer laser

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • LASIK — or Lasik ( laser assisted in situ keratomileusis ) is a type of refractive laser eye surgery performed by ophthalmologists for correcting myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. [ [http://www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSS/9339/32123.html LASIK. ]… …   Wikipedia

  • LASIK — La technique du Lasik (LAser in Situ Keratomileusis) est une intervention chirurgicale de l œil. Son principe consiste à découper une fine lamelle dans l épaisseur de la cornée (qui est la partie transparente de la surface de l oeil) afin de… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • LASIK — [lā′sik] n. 〚las(er assisted) i(n situ) k(eratomileusis) < ModL keratomileusis, a cutting of the cornea /span> KERATO + Gr (s)mileusis, carving < smilē, a knife; see IN SITU〛 a type of eye surgery used to correct faulty vision: a thin, outer… …   Universalium

  • LASIK — [lā′sik] n. [las(er assisted) i(n situ) k(eratomileusis) < ModL keratomileusis, a cutting of the cornea < KERATO + Gr (s)mileusis, carving < smilē, a knife; see IN SITU] a type of eye surgery used to correct faulty vision: a thin, outer… …   English World dictionary

  • LASIK — Проверить нейтральность. На странице обсуждения должны быть подробности …   Википедия

  • LASIK — Unter dem Oberbegriff refraktive Chirurgie werden Augenoperationen zusammengefasst, die eine Brille oder Kontaktlinsen zur Korrektur der Brechkraft ersetzen sollen. Die Augenheilkunde kennt mehrere Operationsmethoden zur Korrektur von… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lasik — La technique du Lasik (LAser in Situ Keratomileusis) est une intervention chirurgicale de l œil. Son principe consiste à découper une fine lamelle dans l épaisseur de la cornée (qui est la partie transparente de la surface de l oeil) afin de… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • LASIK — Abbreviation standing for laser assisted in situ keratomileusis, a kind of laser eye surgery designed to change the shape of the cornea to eliminate or reduce the need for glasses and contact lenses in cases of severe myopia (nearsightedness).… …   Medical dictionary

  • LASIK — Intervención LASIK El …   Wikipedia Español

  • lasik — {{#}}{{LM L46506}}{{〓}} {{[}}lasik{{]}} {{■}}(ing.){{□}} {{《}}▍ s.m.{{》}} Láser específico para cirugía ocular: • La cirugía lasik ha sido una revolución para corregir la deficiencia visual.{{○}} {{★}}{{\}}ETIMOLOGÍA:{{/}} Es el acrónimo del… …   Diccionario de uso del español actual con sinónimos y antónimos

  • LASIK — noun a refractive surgery procedure that reshapes the cornea • Syn: ↑laser assisted in situ keratomileusis • Hypernyms: ↑eye operation, ↑eye surgery * * * ˈlāsik noun ( s) Etymo …   Useful english dictionary

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