Glossary of Terms

Bladeless IntraLase LASIK — a version of the LASIK procedure that uses the IntraLase laser to create the corneal flap, instead of a handheld microkeratome

Blepharoplasty — an eyelid procedure designed to correct sagging eyelids that can impair vision.

Cataracts — brownish/yellow protein masses that form on the eye’s lens and can impair vision, corrected with lens removal and IOL replacement

Crystalens — an advanced intraocular lens used to replace the eye’s natural lens following cataract surgery or to correct presbyopia

Custom LASIK — an enhanced version of LASIK that involves the use of Wavefront mapping for precise corneal reshaping

Diabetic Retinopathy — a disease of the eye in which diabetes causes damage to the blood vessels in the retina; a major cause of blindness

Glaucoma — a disease of the eye in which excessive eye pressure leads to optical nerve damage and, eventually, vision loss

Intraocular Lens — monofocal or multifocal implantable artificial lenses, used to correct cataracts and presbyopia

Iris Registration — a feature of Custom LASIK which allows for precise laser alignment and reduced risk of error

LASEK — a laser ablation vision correction procedure that combines the advantages of PRK and LASIK for reduced dependence on glasses and contacts

LASIK — a state-of-the-art vision correction procedure that uses the excimer laser to reshape the cornea for correction of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism

Presbyopia — a condition in which the eye’s crystalline lens loses flexibility and the eye muscles become weakened with age, usually occurs after age 40

PRK — a vision correction procedure that involves the removal of the epithelium to reshape the corneal surface for the correction of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism

ReSTOR — an advanced intraocular lens used to replace the eye’s natural lens following cataract surgery or to correct presbyopia; uses a patented five-zone design for clear vision at all distances

ReZoom — an advanced intraocular lens used to replace the eye’s natural lens following cataract surgery or to correct presbyopia; special design allows for reduced risk of visual disturbances and better low-light vision.

VISX Star S4 — an advanced excimer laser, known for its extreme precision and accuracy, used in vision correction for corneal reshaping

Wavefront — the advanced mapping system used in Custom LASIK, in which sophisticated Wavefront software analyzes and evaluates eye characteristics and translates them to the excimer laser for precise corneal reshaping.

Contact our California LASIK surgery center for more information on the benefits of vision correction. Call or email Dr. Huynh and his exceptional team today for your free LASIK consultation.