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blepharoplasty

surgical repair of an eyelid

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cataract extraction

excision of a cloudy lens from the eye

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cryoretinopexy; cryopexy

use of intense cold to seal a hole or tear in the retina; used to treat retinal detachment

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dacryocystectomy

excision of a lacrimal sac

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enucleation

excision of a eyeball

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iridectomy

excision of a portion of iris tissue

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iridotomy

incision into the iris (usually with a laser) to allow drainage of aqueous humor from the posterior to anterior chamber; used to treat a type of glaucoma

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keratoplasty

corneal transplantation

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laser surgery

use of a laser to make incisions or destroy tissues

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laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK)

a technique using the excimer laser to reshape the surface of the cornea to correct refractive error (smileusis = carving)

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intraocular lens (IOL) implant

implantation of an artificial lens to replace a defective natural lens

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phacoemulsification

use of ultrasound to shatter and break up a cataract, with aspiration and removal

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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

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