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laser in situ keratomileusis: laser refractive eye surgery used to correct both myopia (short sight) and hypermetropia (long sight). A thin corneal flap (epithelium and stroma) is raised using a keratome, the cornea is reshaped using an excimer laser, and the flap is then replaced. Compare intrastromal keratomileusis.

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