keratotomy


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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
References in periodicals archive ?
Refractive Keratoplasty/Radial Keratotomy (RK); Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK); Laser Thermal Keratoplasty (LTK); Laser assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK); Intrastromal corneal rings (ICR) (revised 12-01)
McDonald has been the principal investigator of three National Eye Institute grants for the study of refractive surgery: radial keratotomy (at the LSU Clinical Center for the Prospective Evaluation of Radial Keratotomy (PERK) study), epikeratophakia, and excimer laser photorefractive keratectomy, as well as numerous industrial grants.
00D will steepen the fitting surface over an extremely flat post-Radial Keratotomy (RK) cornea.
He is perhaps best known as the co-inventor of Radial Keratotomy.
The surgery involved making a pair of arcuate keratotomy incisions using a femtosecond laser, followed immediately by the creation of a normal femtosecond LASIK flap.
Koch was one of the first refractive surgeons in America performing keratomileusis in 1979, keratophakia in 1980, and radial keratotomy in 1983.
Radial keratotomy (RK) in particular can produce some very extreme topography, as seen in Figure 12, which shows a highly protruding cornea with a very flat, bowtie shaped oblate apex.
Leo Bores, who also heads the Company's FDA compliance division, is the world-renowned co-originator of Radial Keratotomy (RK), and one of the main driving forces behind the development of the Company's revolutionary Pneumatic Trabeculoplasty (PNT(TM))," the report states.
This is what happens following radial keratotomy (RK).
The refractive eye surgery market has been growing rapidly, primarily by treating myopia through excimer laser procedures such as laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis, photorefractive keratectomy, and traditional incisional surgeries such as radial keratotomy.
Refractive Surgery II-28Types of Refractive Surgery Procedures II-29Laser Vision Correction - A Broader Insight II-29Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK) II-30Bottlenecks in PRK Procedure II-31Radial Keratotomy (RK) II-31Laser in-situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) II-32LASIK Vs.
Enhancement LASIK treatment after previous radial keratotomy normally works well, but the presence of epithelial plugs in keratotomy incisions can be associated with button hole formation during flap lifting.