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ker·a·tot·o·my

 (kĕr′ə-tŏt′ə-mē)
n. pl. ker·a·tot·o·mies
Surgical incision of the cornea.

keratotomy

(ˌkɛrəˈtɒtəmɪ)
n, pl -mies
(Surgery) surgical incision of the cornea
[C20: from kerato- + -tomy]

keratotomy

the process of surgical incision of the cornea.
See also: Eyes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.keratotomy - surgical incision into the cornea
eye operation, eye surgery - any surgical procedure involving the eyes
radial keratotomy - radial pattern of incisions in the cornea that cause the cornea to bulge; performed to correct myopia
Translations

ker·a·tot·o·my

n. queratotomía, incisión a través de la córnea.

keratotomy

n (pl -mies) queratotomía; radial — queratotomía radial
References in periodicals archive ?
In India, scanty literature is available regarding management of corneal ulcers by keratotomies.
1 Sato performed anterior and posterior keratotomies to treat myopia after observing that patients with keratoconus who developed breaks in Descemet's membrane had reduction in their refractive error.
They concluded that with a 4 mm corneal cataract incisions on the steeper axis, a high preoperative astigmatism can be reduced significantly without additional keratotomies.