keratomileusis

[kĕr′ə-tō-mə-lōōsĭs]

n.

A procedure for the correction of the refraction of the cornea by removing a deep corneal lamella, freezing it, forming it to a new curvature, and then replacing it.

Nearby words

  1. keratolysis,
  2. keratoma,
  3. keratomalacia,
  4. keratome,
  5. keratometer,
  6. keratopachyderma,
  7. keratopathy,
  8. keratophakia,
  9. keratoplasty,
  10. keratoprosthesis


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