LASIK Surgery

LASIK is a type of refractive laser eye surgery that is performed to improve vision errors and decrease the dependency on glasses or contact lenses. 

Laser Eye Surgery Glossary by Letter
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Ablate (L. ablatio =removed )
In surgery, is to remove.

Ablation zone
The area of tissue that is removed during laser surgery.

Accommodation
The ability of the eye to change its focus from distant objects to near objects.

Acuity
Clearness, or sharpness of vision.

Acular
Ketorolac Tromethamine- non steroidal anti-inflammatory eyedrop used to reduce pain after PRK. Manufactured by Allergan.

Astigmatism
A distortion of the image on the retina caused by irregularities in the cornea or lens.


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