radial keratotomy

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radial keratotomy

n. Abbr. RK
Keratotomy involving a radial pattern of incisions, used to reduce or correct myopia.
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radial keratotomy

n
(Surgery) an operation designed to improve short-sightedness in which a number of cuts are made around the cornea to change the shape of it
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ra′dial ker•a•tot′o•my

(ˌkɛr əˈtɒt ə mi)
n.
a surgical technique for correcting nearsightedness by making a series of spokelike incisions in the cornea to change its shape and focusing properties.
[1975–80]
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Noun1.radial keratotomy - radial pattern of incisions in the cornea that cause the cornea to bulge; performed to correct myopia
keratotomy - surgical incision into the cornea
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