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keratotomy Line breaks: kera|tot¦omy
Pronunciation: /ˌkɛrəˈtɒtəmi/

Definition of keratotomy in English:


[mass noun]
A surgical operation involving cutting into the cornea of the eye. The most common form is radial keratotomy, performed to correct myopia.
Example sentences
  • Radial keratotomy, which involves making deep incisions in the cornea, is rarely performed today.
  • Myopia has been corrected for many years by radial keratotomy (radial corneal incisions), though this has few proponents in Britain.
  • For readers out there considering eye surgery, PRK or LASIK is superior to radial keratotomy.
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