Endothelium: the inner layer of cells on the inside surface of the cornea.
LASIK: the acronym for laser assisted in situ keratomileusis which refers to creating a flap in the cornea with a microkeratome and using a laser to reshape the underlying cornea.( - Dr William Boothe)
Dr William Boothe: All-Laser LASIK: (also known as "Bladeless LASIK") a laser keratome device is used to cut a corneal flap for LASIK surgery.
Informed Consent Form a document disclosing the risks, benefits, and alternatives to a procedure.
Keratoconus a disorder characterized by an irregular corneal surface (cone-shaped) resulting in blurred and distorted images. ( Dr William Boothe )
Microkeratome: a mechanical surgical device that is affixed to the eye by use of a vacuum ring. When secured, a very sharp blade cuts a layer of the cornea at a predetermined depth.
Nearsightedness: the common term for myopia.( Dr William Boothe )
Dr Boothe: Higher order aberrations refractive errors, other than nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, that cannot be corrected with glasses or contacts.
Dr William Boothe: Refractive Errors: imperfections in the focusing power of the eye, for example, hyperopia, myopia, and astigmatism.