Eye: Operative Terms

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  1. blepharoplasty
    surgical repair of an eyelid
  2. cataract extraction
    excision of a cloudy lens from the eye
  3. cryoretinopexy/cryopexy
    use of intense cold to seal a hole or tear in the retina; used to treat retinal detachment
  4. dacryocystectomy
    excision of a lacrimal sac
  5. enucleation
    excision of an eyeball
  6. iridectomy
    excision of a portion of iris tissue
  7. iridotomy
    incision into the iris to allow for drainage of aqueaous humor from the posterior to anterior chamber; used to treat a type of glaucoma
  8. keratoplasty
    corneal transplant; replacement of a diseased or scarred cornea with a healthy one from a matched donor
  9. laser surgery
    use of a laser to make incisions or destroy tissues
  10. laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK)
    technique using the excimer laser to reshape the surface of the cornea to correct refractive errors such as myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism
  11. intraocular lens (IOL) implant
    implantation of an artificial lens to replace a defective natural lens
  12. phacoemulsification
    use of ultrasound to shatter and break up a cataract with aspiration and removal
  13. scleral buckling
    surgery to treat retinal detachment by placing a band of silicone around the sclera to cinch it toward the middle of the eye and relieve pull on the retina -- often combined with other techniques to seal retinal tears such as cryoretinopexy
  14. trabeculectomy
    removal of a portion of the trabecular meshwork to increase the flow of aqueous humor from the eye; used in treatment of acute glaucoma or glaucoma not treatable with medication
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Eye: Operative Terms

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