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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Translations

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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References in periodicals archive ?
EyeGate is in the clinic for two different patient populations: photorefractive keratectomy ("PRK") surgery to demonstrate corneal wound repair and punctate epitheliopathies ("PE"), which includes dry eye.
EyeGate is in the clinic for two different patient populations: photorefractive keratectomy ('PRK') surgery to demonstrate corneal wound repair and punctate epitheliopathies ('PE'), which includes dry eye.
The pivotal study will enroll up to 270 patients requiring corneal wound repair following photorefractive keratectomy, or PRK, surgery.
Further, in a model of corneal ulceration after photorefractive keratectomy, (14) RGTA preserved corneal transparency, sped up wound healing reduced the levels of myofibroblasts and promoted corneal nerve regeneration.
RE can be treated by optical methods like corrective glasses and contact lenses or surgical methods like LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) or PRK (photorefractive keratectomy).
However, the rising number of counterfeit products in some developing countries in some regions and the increasing acceptance of corrective procedures such as LASIK and Photorefractive Keratectomy are some of the limiting factors that are expected to hinder the growth of the global colored contact lenses market.
? photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) - where a small amount of the cornea's surface is removed, and a laser is used to remove tissue and change the shape of the cornea
Gene said his son had researched the procedure - photorefractive keratectomy (PKR) - and said he felt it was safer because there was less cornea used.
A grid keratectomy is a procedure in which the surgeon removes dead or damaged tissue from the cornea, leaving behind healthy tissue that is more likely to heal properly.
In addition, laser-assisted vision correction surgeries such as laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) still use ablative technology, which can thin and in some cases weaken the cornea.
Analgesic efficacy and safety of ketorolac after photorefractive keratectomy. Ketorolac Study Group.