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The document that discloses risks, benefits, and alternatives to a procedure.


Corneal tissue removal by surgical procedure.


inflammation of the cornea.


Prefix indicating a relationship to the cornea.


Called Dry eye syndrome as well. Chronic lack of sufficient lubrication and moisture in the eye.


The abbreviation for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation.


The focused adjustment of one eye for near vision and the other eye for distance vision.


An intraocular (inside the eye) lens implant, alike to a bifocal or trifocal lens in your glasses, that provides clearness of vision at more than one distance.


The unusual response of sensitive eyes to contact with allergens and other irritating substances.


The abbreviation for photorefractive keratectomy which is a practice involving the removal of the surface layer of the cornea (epithelium) by mild scraping and use of a computer-controlled excimer laser to reshape the stroma.