Definition of keratotomy in English:

keratotomy

Syllabification: ker·a·tot·o·my
Pronunciation: /ˌkerəˈtätəmē
 
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noun

  • A surgical operation involving cutting into the cornea of the eye. The most common form is radial keratotomy, performed to correct myopia.
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    • 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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