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Eye Care Glossary

Basal cell carcinoma- The most common form of skin cancer which can develop on the eyelid(s). This slow-growing cancer is a non-melanoma type of skin cancer.

Blepharoplasty Also known as eyelid surgery, this procedure removes folds, excess skin, and under-eye deposits around the eyes that may impair vision.

Chalazion – An enlargement of the meibomian gland in the eyelid.

Cornea Transplant – A surgical procedure that replaces a damaged cornea to restore vision

Cornea– Clear, dome-shaped surface of the eye that helps to focus.

Dry eye – A chronic or temporary condition that occurs when the eye does not produce enough natural tears to protect the eye

Eye pressure – Internal eye pressure that is determined by a balance of fluid naturally produced by the eye and drained

Eyelid lesions– Lumps or bumps on or around the eyelid symptomized by swelling or skin roughness.

Excimer Laser– An ultraviolet laser commonly used for LASIK eye surgery.

Intraocular lens – Synthetic implant that replaces the eye’s natural lens to restore vision

Monofocal IOL– Synthetic lens implant used to address distance-related vision problems

Multifocal IOL – Synthetic lens implant used to replace the eye’s natural lens and correct a combination of near, intermediate, or distance related vision problems.

Ocular Fundus– The back, interior portion of the eye including the retina, vitreous, choroid, and optic nerve.

Optic nerve – The area of the eye that communicates the images we see to the brain

Presbyopia – An age-related vision condition that causes blurred vision when reading up close or working on a computer

Punctual plugs– A long-term treatment option for patients suffering from dry eye that prevents tears from escaping the eye and instead contains them to aid in extra ocular eye lubrication.

ReSTOR® lenses– Multifocal, premium intraocular lens implant designed with apodized diffractive and refractive technology to allow for patients to have an easier time focusing at close, intermediate and far distances.

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