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Glossary

Ciliary Vessels - Small blood vessels surrounding the corneal-scleral junction limbus.

Conjunctiva - Thin, transparent membrane lining the inner surfaces of the eyelids and covering the outer surface of the eyeball, excluding the cornea.

Corneal Flap - Thin, circular section of the cornea created by the keratotomy.

DLK (Diffuse Lamellar Keratitis) - Widespread inflammation within the stromal section of the cornea.

Epithelium (Corneal Epithelium) - Outer layer of cells covering the cornea.

Keratitis - Corneal inflammation, characterized by loss of luster and transparency.

Keratotomy - The surgical creation of a hinged corneal flap.

Limbus - Transitional zone where the cornea joins the sclera.

Meibomian glands - Tiny oil glands within the eye lids that supply the tear film.

Sclera - The opaque, fibrous covering of the eye (”white of the eye”).

Striae - Wrinkles or folds.

Stroma
- Middle layer of transparent cells comprising 90% of the cornea.

 
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