People do a lot of research before they finalize their LASIK procedure. The technologies, the process, the center, and many other things are there to understand during the research phase. However, at your initial LASIK consultation, the surgeon answers all your queries in detail and leave no question unanswered.
For ease of Information access, we have also integrated a glossary into our website. Users can read the definition of the LASIK term throughout the website as they browse. All you need to do is hover the mouse over a LASIK term, and it will display easy-to-understand definitions of the respective term.
LASIK Common Terms:
Removing tissues while doing surgery, most of the time with lasers.
Best Corrected Visual Acuity (BCVA)
Measurement of the best vision correction can be achieved, such as glasses, as measured on the standard Snellen eye chart. For example, if your uncorrected eyesight is 20/200, but you can see 20/20 with glasses, your BCVA is 20/20
The process of quantifying and setting the laser to the needed energy for correct tissue removal. Some machines carve a PMMA plastic button to be measured by optical apparatuses, and others employ a 1 micron thick foil as a process of calibration.
Confrontational Visual Field
Your confrontational visual field has to do with how much you can see.
Soft surface tissue that covers the front of the cornea.
A corneal topographer shines light onto the exterior of the eye and then measures the returned light to create a map of the cornea’s curvature as well as any abnormalities.
the outmost layer of cells of the cornea and the eye’s first protection against infection.
Flap & Zap
Slang terminology for LASIK.
A fainter second image of the thing you view.
Because of some not known reason. A medical condition that appears suddenly with no apparent explanation is considered idiopathic.
The word for human body’s reaction to infection, trauma or a to a foreign substance. It is mostly associated with heat, redness, or swelling.
pressure formed within the human eye because of the stress among the fluid inside the eye and the eye.
Corneal tissue removal by surgical procedure.
Called Dry eye syndrome as well. Chronic lack of sufficient lubrication and moisture in the eye.
Degenerative eye condition in which structural variations within the cornea make it thin and turns to a more conical shape than its normal gradual curve.
This is an ocular disease that harms the eye’s macula and produces irreversible loss of central vision, although peripheral vision is retained.
Irregular curvature of the eye’s surface (cornea) that causes focusing problems at both near and distant ranges.
Night Glare (Halos)
It happens when an individual sees a halo or starburst shape around lights at night.
An upsurge in the pressure inside the eye above the range is considered normal, without any detectable changes in vision or damage to the eye’s structures.
A type of severe headache supplemented by various visual symptoms.
The process of measuring corneal thickness, usually using an ultrasonic probe.
An irregular development of tissue on the conjunctiva, the clear membrane that covers the white of the eye.
No refractive error indication.
A backwards shift from the initial visual outcome, following refractive surgery.
White colord part of human eye.
A type of table top microscope for eye examinations.
Visual Acuity Chart One of the charts used by eye care professionals to test vision.
A medical state in which the eyes are misaligned.
An accumulation of blood beneath the conjunctiva, the clear membrane covering the white part of the eye.
Also known as lacrimal glands. Paired almond-shaped glands, single for each eye, which secrete the aqueous coat of the tear film.
To determine the shape of cornea, a topographical map of the surface of the eye.
Uncorrected visual acuity (UCVA)
The best possible vision a person can attain without corrective lenses.
The result achieved when wanted change in refractive error is not completely achieved, following refractive surgery.
An irritation of one or more of the structures that make up the middle layer of the eye called the uvea.
A specialized technology designed to create a 3-D map of the eye’s visual system.
If you are thinking of undergoing LASIK to get perfect vision and get rid of Glasses or Contact lenses, do not hesitate to consult. We will help you find out which LASIK procedure is the best suitable for you and guide you in detail about the pre-and post-surgery cautions.