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    Default Laser operation

    Dear teachers,
    What's the word for having laser operation on eyes? Is there a special verb for this? Can canyone provide me with a sentence as well?
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    Default Re: Laser operation

    It's just that:

    'I've decided to have laser eye surgery.'

    There are apparently slight procedural variations under commercially coined names like LASIK and LASEK but few people will have heard of these.

    Rover

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    Default Re: Laser operation

    Quote Originally Posted by mehdihas View Post
    Dear teachers,
    What's the word for having laser operation on eyes? Is there a special verb for this? Can canyone provide me with a sentence as well?
    Thanks.
    No, there's no special verb for having operations, that I can think of. It's not something you do (the surgeon does it); it's something you undergo.
    You can say, "I'm undergoing a keratotomy next week."

    Radial keratotomy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Last edited by Raymott; 10-Dec-2010 at 23:24.

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    Default Re: Laser operation

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    It's just that:

    'I've decided to have laser eye surgery.'

    There are apparently slight procedural variations under commercially coined names like LASIK and LASEK but few people will have heard of these.

    Rover
    LASIK is a common term in the US.

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