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What is LASIK.The best answer ia awaited.

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Asked by Ashok, 11 Jun '07 10:04 pm
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LASIK, an acronym for Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis, is a form of refractive laser eye surgery performed by ophthalmologists intended for correcting myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism.[1] The procedure is usually a preferred alternative to photorefractive keratectomy, PRK, as it requires less time for full recovery, and the patient experiences less pain overall. Many patients choose LASIK as an alternative to wearing corrective glasses or contact lenses.
The LASIK technique was made possible by Spanish ophthalmologist Jose Barraquer, who around 1960 developed the first microkeratome, used to cut thin flaps in the cornea and alter its shape, in a procedure called keratomileusis.

In 1980, Rangaswamy Srinivasan working at IBM Research Lab discovered that an ultraviolet excimer laser could etch living tissue in a precise manner with no thermal damage to the surrounding area. He named the phenomenon Ablative Photodecomposition (APD). Srinivasan and his co-inventors ran tests usi ...more
Answered by GOPI KUMAR, 11 Jun '07 10:12 pm

 
  
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An eye vision corrective surgery using laser. Its the use of a laser beam to modify the shape of your cornea such that your vision will improve. LASIK stands for Laser-Assisted in-situ Keratomileusis.
Answered by Krishnakumar Narayanan, 11 Jun '07 10:11 pm

 
  
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Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis
LASIK is a form of refractive laser eye surgery performed by ophthalmologists intended for correcting myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism.[1] The procedure is usually a preferred alternative to photorefractive keratectomy, PRK, as it requires less time for full recovery, and the patient experiences less pain overall. Many patients choose LASIK as an alternative to wearing corrective glasses or contact lenses.
Answered by prakash behera, 11 Jun '07 10:08 pm

 
  
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The acronym for laser assisted in situ keratomileusis which refers to creating a flap in the cornea with a microkeratome and using a laser to reshape the underlying cornea
Answered by Samir Rao, 11 Jun '07 10:07 pm

 
  
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Laser Assisted in-Situ Keratomileusis
Answered by S M PUTTABUDDHI, 11 Jun '07 10:07 pm

 
  
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