No it's not spelled incorrectly, LASEK is another form of laser eye surgery. It is done in nearly the same fashion as conventional LASIK and is often used to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.
However, in the LASIK procedure, the flap is created by using a physical instrument called a microkeratome. In LASEK the flap is moved to the side using a medical solution. After both procedures, the flap is replaced, and the healing begins.
LASEK is another great alternative for people who were not eligible for the procedure due to thin corneas or corneas that are shaped. For patients that are apprehensive about the microkeratome procedure, this is a wonderful alternative.