- 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
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- an operation designed to improve short-sightedness in which a number of cuts are made around the cornea to change the shape of it
C20: from kerato- + -tomy
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- Surgical modification of corneal curvature to correct myopia by making symmetrical incisions into but not through the cornea.
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- A surgical procedure consisting of a radial pattern of corneal incisions, performed to reduce or correct myopia.
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