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ker·a·to·plas·ty

 (kĕr′ə-tō-plăs′tē)
n. pl. ker·a·to·plas·ties
Surgery involving part or all of the cornea, especially corneal transplantation.
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keratoplasty

(ˈkɛrətəʊˌplæstɪ)
n, pl -ties
(Surgery) plastic surgery of the cornea, esp involving corneal grafting
ˌkeratoˈplastic adj
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ker•a•to•plas•ty

(ˈkɛr ə toʊˌplæs ti)

n., pl. -ties.
plastic surgery performed upon the cornea, esp. a corneal transplantation.
[1855–60]
ker`a•to•plas′tic, adj.
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keratoplasty

the surgical process of corneal grafting.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.keratoplasty - a surgical procedure in which part or all of a damaged or diseased cornea is replaced by healthy corneal tissue from a donorkeratoplasty - a surgical procedure in which part or all of a damaged or diseased cornea is replaced by healthy corneal tissue from a donor
epikeratophakia - using a piece of donated corneal tissue to repair the eye of someone who has had a cataract removed; "epikeratophakia gave her a living contact lens"
anaplasty, reconstructive surgery - surgery concerned with therapeutic or cosmetic reformation of tissue
organ transplant, transplantation, transplant - an operation moving an organ from one organism (the donor) to another (the recipient); "he had a kidney transplant"; "the long-term results of cardiac transplantation are now excellent"; "a child had a multiple organ transplant two months ago"
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Translations

ker·a·to·plas·ty

n. queratoplastia, cualquier modificación de la córnea por medio de cirugía plástica.
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References in periodicals archive ?
Mastering DALK: A Video Textbook on Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (online access included)
There are three types of corneal transplants, depending on how much of the cornea needs replacing: a penetrating keratoplasty (KP) which is a full thickness transplant; a deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) which replaces the outer and middle layers of the cornea; and an endothelial keratoplasty (EK) which replaces the back layers of the cornea.
A corneal transplant is often referred to as a keratoplasty and it can be used to improve sight, relieve pain and treat severe infection or damage.
Focal person for the bank Assistant Professor Zaman Shah carries out the latest procedures, including deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK), pre-descemet's deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty and descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) in which the chances of graft rejection are minimal and cornea works for lifetime.
In late phase, development of endothelial decompensation requires keratoplasty.
Penetrating keratoplasty (PKP) was the gold standard of corneal transplantation in the past.
Dr Arbelaez, a pioneer in Descemet's Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK) Corneal Transplant in Oman, a surgery only some cornea surgeons worldwide are trained on, is also recognized for his high experience in cornea disease, keratoconus management and refractive surgery.
Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) was first described by Melles et al.
Posterior lamellar techniques, such as Descemet stripping (automated) endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK/DSAEK) and Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK),[20] have been developed and became an alternative to the traditional full thickness corneal replacement known as penetrating keratoplasty in the early stage of corneal decompensation.
In literature also mostly reported corneal dystrophies are bilateral.4 According to the French National Waiting List, dystrophies were the third most common indication for penetrating keratoplasty (PKP) and were divided into Fuchs dystrophy (65%), Lattice dystrophy (10%), Granular dystrophy (4%), Macular dystrophy (2%), and others (20%).5