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keratomileusis

[ ker-uh-toh-mi-loo-sis ]
/ ˌkɛr ə toʊ mɪˈlu sɪs /
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noun Ophthalmology.

a surgical procedure in which the cornea is reshaped to improve its refractivity.

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Origin of keratomileusis

First recorded in 1965–70; kerato- + Greek smī́leusis “carving” (with irregular loss of initial s- ), from smī́lē “knife, scalpel”
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Medical definitions for keratomileusis

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.
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