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Glossary

Astigmatism – a very common form refractive error in which an irregularly shaped cornea prevents light from focusing properly on the retina, causing blurred vision at any distance. It frequently occurs with other refractive errors like nearsightedness (myopia) and farsightedness (hyperopia).

Bladeless LASIK– Vision-correcting, customizable procedure that provides improved vision to patients using advanced laser technology to reshape the eye with little variability in results and high accuracy

Cornea Transplant – a surgical procedure that replaces a damaged cornea to restore vision

Cornea – clear, dome-shaped surface of the eye that helps to focus

Dry eye – a chronic or temporary condition that occurs when the eye does not produce enough natural tears to protect the eye

Eye pressure – internal eye pressure that is determined by a balance of fluid naturally produced by the eye and drained

Google Glass – is a wearable computer with an optical head-mounted display which displays information in a smartphone-like format that communicates with the Internet by use of voice command.

iStent® – The first micro invasive glaucoma surgery implant that improves your eye’s natural fluid outflow and is designed to lower and control the pressure within your eye.

Eyelid lesions – Lumps or bumps on or around the eyelid symptomized by swelling or skin roughness

Intraocular lens – synthetic implant that replaces the eye’s natural lens to restore vision

Monofocal IOL– synthetic lens implant used to address distance-related vision problems

Multifocal IOL – synthetic lens implant used to replace the eye’s natural lens and correct a combination of near, intermediate, or distance related vision problems

Optic nerve – the area of the eye that communicates the images we see to the brain

Presbyopia – An age-related vision condition that causes blurred vision when reading up close or working on a computer

Punctual plugs– a long-term treatment option for patients suffering from dry eye that prevents tears from escaping the eye and instead contains them to aid in extra ocular eye lubrication

ReSTOR® lenses– multifocal, premium intraocular lens implant designed with apodized diffractive and refractive technology to allow for patients to have an easier time focusing at close, intermediate and far distances

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