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radial keratotomy

noun

, Ophthalmology.
  1. a surgical technique for correcting nearsightedness by making a series of spokelike incisions in the cornea to change its shape and focusing properties.


radial keratotomy

/ ˌkɛrəˈtɒtəmɪ /

noun

  1. an operation designed to improve short-sightedness in which a number of cuts are made around the cornea to change the shape of it


radial keratotomy

/ kĕr′ə-tŏtə-mē /

  1. A surgical procedure consisting of a radial pattern of corneal incisions, performed to reduce or correct myopia.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of radial keratotomy1

First recorded in 1975–80; kerato- + -tomy

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Word History and Origins

Origin of radial keratotomy1

C20: from kerato- + -tomy

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