Surgical and Therapeutic Interventions

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iridectomy

surgical removal of part of the iris

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blepharoplasty

surgical repair of the eyelid

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corneal transplant

transplantation of corneal tissue from a donor or the patient's own cornea

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ophthalmic cryosurgery

the use of extreme cold to remove a cataract or to cause the edges of a detached retina to heal

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cryoextraction

removal of a cataract using an extremely cold probe

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corneal abrasion

scraping away the outer layers of the cornea , perhaps to smooth one that is abnormally buckled

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extraction of the lens

removal of the lens to treat cataract

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intraocular lens transplant

replacing the lens with an artificial lens

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laser retinal photocoagulation

using a laser to make pin point scars to stabilize a detached retina

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LASIK

laser assisted in-situ keratomileusis

corneal surgery using a laser and a microtome to correct nearsightedness or myopia

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microkeratome

instrument used to create a thin hinged flap on the surface of the cornea