Keratome


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Ker´a`tome


n.1.(Surg.) An instrument for dividing the cornea in operations for cataract.
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The surgeon must operate in the left eye over the back of the patient's nose and eyebrow through SNI, which leads to a steeper angle of approach, particularly during the use of an incision making keratome and phacoemulsification handpiece.
Anterior chamber was then entered with a keratome knife.
Pallikaris and colleagues coined the term LASIK in 1988, a procedure involving corneal ablation by excimer laser under a hinged corneal flap created by an automated keratome.
A 3 mm keratome (Alcon Surgicals, Fort Worth, TX, USA) was introduced into the center of the tunnel, and the anterior chamber was entered.
7 mm keratome and after capsulorhexis, phacoemulsification with intraocular lens implantation was performed through this incision.
Lasik involves creating a corneal "flap" of tissue with a mechanical instrument called a Keratome.
Keratome samples of normal human skin (including both epidermis and dermis) were grafted on severe combined immunodeficient (SCID) mice as previously described.
has announced that the FDA has granted 510(k) clearance for the company's new MK-2000 Keratome System.
The VisuMax Laser Keratome is currently cleared in the US for creating corneal flaps as well as for lamellar and penetrating keratoplasty for corneal transplantations.
6 mm Keratome and anterior chamber was filled by methylcellulose and then a 5 mm anterior continuous curvilinear capsulorrhexis was performed.
The initial limbal incision is still performed with a keratome, but the femtosecond laser is being used in cataract surgery to perform the capsulorhexis and nucleofractis.