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enucleation

Removal of the entire eyeball from the orbit of the eye.

2

keratoplasty

Surgical repair of the cornea; corneal transplant.

3

laser photocoagulation

Use of a laser to seal retinal tears and leaky retinal blood vessels.

4

LASIK

Use of an excimer laser to correct errors of refraction (myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism).

5

phacoemulsification

Lens of the eye is extracted (cataract removal) using ultrasonic vibrations.

6

scleral buckle

Procedure to suture a band of silicone on the sclera directly over a detached portion of the retina.

7

vitrectomy

Removal of vitreous humor.

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