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Anubis
10-27-2001, 02:51 PM
What does LASIC stand for? The only thing that comes to mind is "Laser accuracy surcical immediate care":) I'm an idiot.

Schnitte
10-27-2001, 02:59 PM
IANA(n) ophtalmologist, but I searched it on the web and found that LASIK stands for laser in-situ keratomileusis.

No idea on whether LASIK equals your LASIC, however.

Anubis
10-27-2001, 03:09 PM
Oops. I wasn't sure if it was LASIC or LASIK. Now I know. But what does laser in-situ keratomileusis mean?

August West
10-27-2001, 03:29 PM
In situ means they leave your eyeball in your head.

Anubis
10-27-2001, 04:12 PM
Well, I would certainly hope they left your eye in your head.

rowrrbazzle
10-27-2001, 05:43 PM
keratomileusis ("carving the cornea") (http://www.scrippsclinic.com/library/OneLibrary.cfm?ID=500&SearchText=surgery). Apparently "kerato-" refers to the cornea and "-mileusis" refers to the carving.

SenorBeef
10-27-2001, 10:05 PM
Originally posted by Anubis
Well, I would certainly hope they left your eye in your head.

Some surgeries remove the eyes to work on them.

I had to have it done as a little kid.

Not a pleasant thing to have stitches behind your eyes. Trust me.