noun Ophthalmology.

an instrument, as Placido's disk, for determining the symmetry of the curvature of the cornea.

Origin of keratoscope

First recorded in 1885–90; kerato- + -scope
Related formsker·a·tos·co·py [ker-uh-tos-kuh-pee] /ˌkɛr əˈtɒs kə pi/, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

keratoscopy in Medicine




Examination of the anterior surface of the cornea to determine the character and amount of corneal astigmatism.




An instrument marked with lines or circles for use in examining the curvature of the cornea.Placido's disk
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