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radial keratotomy

noun, Ophthalmology.
a surgical technique for correcting nearsightedness by making a series of spokelike incisions in the cornea to change its shape and focusing properties.
Origin of radial keratotomy
First recorded in 1975-80; kerato- + -tomy Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for radial keratotomy

radial keratotomy

an operation designed to improve short-sightedness in which a number of cuts are made around the cornea to change the shape of it
Word Origin
C20: from kerato- + -tomy
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radial keratotomy in Medicine

radial keratotomy n.
Surgical modification of corneal curvature to correct myopia by making symmetrical incisions into but not through the cornea.

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radial keratotomy in Science
radial keratotomy
A surgical procedure consisting of a radial pattern of corneal incisions, performed to reduce or correct myopia.
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