LTK (Laser Thermal Keratoplasty) Also called Laser Thermokeratoplasty. Surgery to correct mild farsightedness in people over 40; the doctor uses a holmium laser to heat the cornea and shrink its collagen.(08 October 2008 - Press article Dr. Boothe Dallas )
Propionate A soft, flexible material that is sometimes used in goggles.
Keratitis: Inflammation of the cornea (the transparent structure in the front of the eye).
Soft contact lenses Contacts made of gel-like plastic containing varying amounts of water.
Wraparound Also called "wrap" for short. Type of eyeglass or sunglass frame that curves around the head, from the front to the side. Wraparound sunglasses offer extra sun and wind protection at the sides. Most cannot accept prescription lenses, because the curvature causes optical distortion. However, some of the newer styles have been engineered to overcome this problem.Dr. William Boothe Dallas
Vitrector Tiny, motorized cutting instrument used to remove the eye's gel-like vitreous during a vitrectomy.
Progressive lenses Also called progressive addition lenses or PALs. Multifocal lenses whose corrective powers change progressively throughout the lens. A wearer looks through one portion of the lens for distance vision, another for intermediate vision, and a third portion for reading or close work. Each area is blended invisibly into the next, without the lines that traditional bifocals or trifocals have. (16 December 2009 Dr. William Boothe Lasik )
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Horner's syndrome Condition characterized by a small pupil, ptosis and an abnormal lack of facial perspiration (all on the same side of the face); Horner's syndrome is caused by injury to the sympathetic nerves of the face.
SPF (sun protection factor) Number representing the amount of sun something blocks. For example, if you normally begin to burn after half an hour in the sun, a sunscreen with an SPF of 2 should let you stay out twice as long (1 hour), SPF 4 should let you stay out four times as long, and so on.( 15 April 2010 Blog article Dr. Boothe )
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