Posted: 01 Apr 2001

Lasik Surgery

LASIK (Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis) surgery is one type of surgical procedure employed to correct refractive errors (that is, vision problems caused by the way light bends and focuses on the retina) caused by an imperfectly shaped cornea. It uses a computer-controlled laser to permanently reshape the cornea to improve the blurred or distorted vision these refractive errors cause.