LASIK is an abbreviation from the Latin “laser in situ keratomileusis”, which means “ablation using a laser for the internal corneal tissue”-this process precisely is performed during the operation by using the LASIK method.
The LASIK method is scientifically known and applied to correct visual defects since 1990 and is considered as the most used method of laser surgery. A confirmation of this fact is that this method was accepted for treatment of astronauts with NASA and American Navy jet pilots.
The newest development in this process is Femto-LASIK. With this innovative Femto-LASIK method, the mechanical incision of the cornea was replaced with the femtosecond laser.