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blepharoplasty

surgical correction of drooping eyelids by excising a flap of excess skin and fatty tissue

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extracapsular cataract extraction

surgical removal of a cataract wherein the back portion of the lens capsule is left in place

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intracapsular cataract extraction

complete surgical removal of the lens including the lens capsule

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enucleation

complete removal of the eyeball

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keratoplasty

corneal transplant

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LASIK

corrects myopia using a laser to create a corneal flag and reshape the cornea

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peripheral iridotomy

used for treatment of acute open-angle glaucoma, this procedure uses a YAG laser to create holes in the Iris to relieve intraocular pressure

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phacoemulsification

surgical technique to remove a cataract in which the clouded lens is broken up and then aspirated from the eye

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photocoagulation

procedure that uses an argon laser to stimulate clotting of blood vessels in the eye for treatment of diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration

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scleral buckle

treatment used for repair of a detached retina where a silicone band is seen around the sclera to close a retinal tear

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vitrectomy

surgical removal of the vitreous humor and substitution with a clear fluid