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What is LASIK eye surgery?

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LASIK, which stands for laser in-situ keratomileusis, is a popular surgery used to correct vision for people who are nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism. It's one of several surgical techniques that work by reshaping the cornea, the clear front part of the eye, so that light traveling through it is properly focused onto the retina located in the back of the eye.

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The Food and Drug Administration.

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on April 16, 2020

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The Food and Drug Administration.

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on April 16, 2020

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