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Claim: Web site offers a device for performing LASIK eye surgery at home.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, 2006]
Origins: LASIK (Laser in Situ Keratomileusis)
Any vendor, therefore, offering LASIK devices for patients to use on themselves to perform at-home eye surgery would be both dangerous and acting illegally. Fortunately, the LASIK@Home web site referenced above is merely a hoax, not a serious attempt to market such devices. (Among the many clues to the site's invalidity are a lack of a phone number, a physical or mailing address, and a functioning mechanism for ordering the product supposedly being advertised).
Last updated: 9 April 2006
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