Definition of Laser-Assisted Subepithelial Keratectomy (LASEK)

Reviewed on 2/18/2021

Laser-Assisted Subepithelial Keratectomy (LASEK) is a type of laser surgery on the eye to correct vision. LASEK stands for laser-assisted subepithelial keratectomy. It is considered to be a hybrid technique combining laser assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). LASEK may be used to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism.


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