keratectomy

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ker·a·tec·to·my

 (kĕr′ə-tĕk′tə-mē)
n. pl. ker·a·tec·to·mies
Surgical removal of a part of the cornea.
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keratectomy

(ˌkɛrəˈtɛktəmɪ)
n, pl -mies
(Surgery) the surgical removal of part of the cornea
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ker·a·tec·to·my

n. queratectomía, incisión de una parte de la córnea.
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keratectomy

n (pl -mies) queratectomía; photorefractive — (PRK);queratectomía fotorrefractiva
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If it is nowadays commonly admitted that big bubble DALK is an efficient method to obtain deep and efficient keratectomies, other lamellar dissection techniques are possible, but they present one major flaw that is the absence of visualization of dissection depth which can result in perforation [12, 16-24].
This may not seem obviously relevant but the in-plane biomechanical properties of the cornea theoretically are important when the corneal shape changes as a result of corneal weakening or when there are structural discontinuities, for example keratectomies, however created.