One of the brides from the yahoo support group where I used tobe active was asking about lasik treatment. Back then, I didn't really know what lasik is until I searched Wikipedia. According to the site, "LASIK stands for Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis and is a procedure that permanently changes the shape of the cornea, the clear covering of the front of the eye, using an excimer laser. A mechanical microkeratome (a blade device) or a laser keratome (a laser device) is used to cut a flap in the cornea. A hinge is left at one end of this flap. The flap is folded back revealing the stroma, the middlesection of the cornea. Pulses from a computer-controlled laser vaporize a portion of the stroma and the flap is replaced."
Or in other words, LASIK is a surgical procedure intended to reduce a person's dependency on glasses or contact lenses. Additional information on lasik is Preliminary results of USAEyes Competence Opinion Relative to Expectation (CORE) patient survey provided to FDA panel on April 25th indicate Lasik is safe, predictable, not always perfect. More information on FDA Lasik
can be found on the highlted words.