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Related to keratomileusis: LASIK, keratophakia, epikeratoplasty


Eye surgery in which refractive disorders are corrected by reshaping an inner layer of the cornea, formerly performed by freezing corneal layers and forming them to a new curvature, but now usually performed using a laser.

[Probably kerato- + Greek smīleusis, carving (from smīlē, knife), the irregular omission of the initial s- of smīleusis in the compound being unexplained.]


n queratomileusis f; laser-assisted in situ — (LASIK) queratomileusis in situ asistida por láser
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Central corneal thickness (CCT) measurement plays a major role in diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to corneal pathology, for example, in measuring intra ocular pressure (IOP) and in a very commonly performed laser assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK)1.
It can also be used both at pre-and post-refractive surgery, for example, photorefractive keratectomy and laser-assisted-in-situ keratomileusis and post-keratoplasty.
Background: Localized macular edema and retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thinning have been reported shortly after laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) in adults.
Currently, it is being treated successfully with refractive surgeries like laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK), for low to moderate myopia,2 and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), Phakic intraocular lens (PIOL) implantation or refractive lens exchange (RLE) for those with moderate to high myopia.
Koller DL, Price MO (1999)- central corneal pachymetry in patients undergoing laser in situ keratomileusis ophthalmology 106; 2216-2220, also quoted the same.
Among other products, the division makes equipment used in cataract and laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) surgeries.
7,10,13,14,15,16,17) Several studies have evaluated the changes in biomechanical properties resulting from laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) and PRK, which have been employed for many years to treat myopia, as well as the SMILE procedure, a more current treatment method.
16) In 2001, femtosecond laser (FSL) was introduced for the creation of corneal flaps in laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK).
Objective: To report on 4-year follow-up of corneal higher-order aberrations and daily visual functions of myopic patients after laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK).
Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) eye surgery is increasingly common, with approximately 600,000 procedures performed each year in the United States (1).
Already employed for laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK, which is used to correct nearsightedness and farsightedness), the LenSx Femtosecond laser is the first laser approved in the U.
Comparison of photorefractive keratectomy and laser in situ keratomileusis for myopia of -6 D or less using the Nidek EC-5000 Laser.