keratoplasty

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ker·a·to·plas·ty

 (kĕr′ə-tō-plăs′tē)
n. pl. ker·a·to·plas·ties
Surgery involving part or all of the cornea, especially corneal transplantation.

keratoplasty

(ˈkɛrətəʊˌplæstɪ)
n, pl -ties
(Surgery) plastic surgery of the cornea, esp involving corneal grafting
ˌkeratoˈplastic adj

ker•a•to•plas•ty

(ˈkɛr ə toʊˌplæs ti)

n., pl. -ties.
plastic surgery performed upon the cornea, esp. a corneal transplantation.
[1855–60]
ker`a•to•plas′tic, adj.

keratoplasty

the surgical process of corneal grafting.
See also: Eyes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.keratoplasty - a surgical procedure in which part or all of a damaged or diseased cornea is replaced by healthy corneal tissue from a donorkeratoplasty - a surgical procedure in which part or all of a damaged or diseased cornea is replaced by healthy corneal tissue from a donor
epikeratophakia - using a piece of donated corneal tissue to repair the eye of someone who has had a cataract removed; "epikeratophakia gave her a living contact lens"
anaplasty, plastic surgery, reconstructive surgery - surgery concerned with therapeutic or cosmetic reformation of tissue
organ transplant, transplantation, transplant - an operation moving an organ from one organism (the donor) to another (the recipient); "he had a kidney transplant"; "the long-term results of cardiac transplantation are now excellent"; "a child had a multiple organ transplant two months ago"
Translations

ker·a·to·plas·ty

n. queratoplastia, cualquier modificación de la córnea por medio de cirugía plástica.
References in periodicals archive ?
With advances in keratoplasty there is a move towards disease-specific procedures where the endothelial layers are grafted selectively, namely Descemet stripping endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK) (see Figures 3 and 4) when created manually, or referred to as Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) when the graft is created by a mechanical microkeratome, or more recently Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) (see Figure 5 and 6).