The surgical removal of the surface of the cornea and covering of the area with conjunctiva from the anterior surface of the eyeball for cosmetic reasons.

Nearby words

  1. keratoglobus,
  2. keratohyalin,
  3. keratohyalin granule,
  4. keratoid,
  5. keratoid exanthema,
  6. keratoleukoma,
  7. keratolysis,
  8. keratoma,
  9. keratomalacia,
  10. keratome

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