photorefractive keratectomy

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photorefractive keratectomy

(ˌfəʊtəʊrɪˈfræktɪv ˌkɛrəˈtɛktəmɪ)
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(Surgery) laser eye surgery that involves scraping away the protective cells of the cornea before reshaping its surface to improve vision. Abbreviation: PRK
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Laser-assisted sub-epithelial keratectomy (LASEK)/photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)
There are two options for patients considering this form of correction: laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) and laser-assisted sub-epithelial keratectomy (LASEK).

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