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Terms Related to Refractive Surgery

  • AK: Astigmatic Keratotomy - Modified form of Radial Keratotomy
  • Laser Treatment: Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation
  • LASIK: Laser Assisted In-situ Keratomileusis - Laser with lamellar keratoplasty
  • LASIK and Laser Refractive Surgery: Lamellar keratoplasty and excimer laser
  • PRK: Photo-Refractive Keratectomy - Reshaping with the excimer laser
  • Refractive Surgery: Includes RK, AK, and LASERs
  • RK: Radial Keratotomy - Incisions in a radial pattern

Terms Related to Refractive Errors

  • Astigmatism: Blurred images at both distance and near
  • Hyperopia: Commonly known as farsightedness
  • Myopia: More commonly known as nearsightedness
  • Presbyopia: A need for reading glasses
  • Refractive Errors: Errors in the focusing mechanism

Index of Terms in Alphabetical Order

  • AK: Astigmatic Keratotomy - Modified form of Radial Keratotomy
  • Astigmatism: Blurred images at both distance and near
  • Cataracts and Modern Cataract Surgery: Progressive clouding of the eye's lens
  • Contact Lenses: The two types of contact lenses
  • Dry Eye Syndrome: Excessive dryness of the eyes
  • Glaucoma: Abnormally high pressure in the eye
  • Hyperopia: Commonly known as farsightedness
  • Laser Treatment: Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation
  • LASIK: Laser Assisted In-situ Keratomileusis - Laser with lamellar keratoplasty
  • LASIK and Laser Refractive Surgery: Lamellar keratoplasty and excimer laser
  • Myopia: More commonly known as nearsightedness
  • Nutritional Supplements: Nutrition and eye conditions
  • Presbyopia: A need for reading glasses
  • PRK: Photo-Refractive Keratectomy - Reshaping with the excimer laser
  • Refractive Errors: Errors in the focusing mechanism
  • Refractive Surgery: Includes RK, AK, and Lasers
  • RK: Radial Keratotomy - Incisions in a radial pattern

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