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keratotomy Syllabification: ker·a·tot·o·my
Pronunciation: /ˌkerəˈtädəmē/

Definition of keratotomy in English:

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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