keratotomy


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Related to keratotomy: keratectomy, astigmatic keratotomy

ker·a·tot·o·my

 (kĕr′ə-tŏt′ə-mē)
n. pl. ker·a·tot·o·mies
Surgical incision of the cornea.

keratotomy

(ˌkɛrəˈtɒtəmɪ)
n, pl -mies
(Surgery) surgical incision of the cornea
[C20: from kerato- + -tomy]

keratotomy

the process of surgical incision of the cornea.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.keratotomy - surgical incision into the cornea
eye operation, eye surgery - any surgical procedure involving the eyes
radial keratotomy - radial pattern of incisions in the cornea that cause the cornea to bulge; performed to correct myopia
Translations

ker·a·tot·o·my

n. queratotomía, incisión a través de la córnea.

keratotomy

n (pl -mies) queratotomía; radial — queratotomía radial
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As an optometrist who qualified when the 'go to' soft contact lens was hydroxy ethyl methacrylate with a 38% water content and refractive surgery meant a trip to see Professor Fyodorov on a ship in Cyprus for radial keratotomy, it is mind-boggling to reflect on the transformation in the clinician's armoury in these areas today.
During multiple recheck examinations over 4 months, the ulcer was treated by debridement with a sterile cotton-tipped applicator, diamond burr debridement, diamond burr debridement with cyanoacrylate tissue adhesive, and grid keratotomy with cyanoacrylate tissue adhesive, all performed under anesthesia with eventual resolution of the corneal ulcer.
In sections on setting the stage, surgical techniques and implants, and post-operative considerations and enhancements, they discuss such facets as preparing the ocular surface for cataract and refractive surgery, educating patients, femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery, the toric intraocular lens: successful strategies, excimer laser enhancements after intraocular lens surgery, and enhancements with micro-radial keratotomy or astigmatic keratotomy.
Different procedures have been used in refractive surgery which include photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), radical keratotomy (RK), laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK), laser thermal keratoplasty (LTK), small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) etc.
Radial Keratotomy and Subluxation and Cataract — Still in the bag: Dr Ajoy Paul
grafting, keratotomy, keratoplasty, keratorrhaphy, extracapsular surgery, laser therapy, etc.
Femtosecond laser arcuate keratotomy for the correction of high astigmatism after keratoplasty.
2 Earlier surgical procedures like Radial keratotomy, Arcuate keratotomy and Photorefractive keratectomy proved to be successful in quantitative improvement of refractive error, however it was noticed that they degrade the quality of vision by reducing night vision clarity, glare, halos.
LASIK has become a common technique for treatment of low to moderate myopia worldwide often with more predictable and stable results than incisional keratotomy.