LASIK is a surgical procedure for correcting near sightedness(myopia), far sightedness(hyperopia) and cylindrical(astigmatic) refractive errors. LASIK stands for Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis.
BLADE FREE LASIK
In any LASIK procedure the first step is to create a corneal flap. In standard LASIK the surgeon uses a hand-held oscillating blade called microkeratome to cut the corneal flap. The flap is then folded and the Excimer laser treats the cornea to correct the refractive error.