refractive keratotomy

n.

Surgical modification of corneal curvature by incising the cornea to minimize hyperopia, myopia, or astigmatism.

Nearby words

  1. refracting telescope,
  2. refraction,
  3. refractionist,
  4. refractive,
  5. refractive index,
  6. refractively,
  7. refractivity,
  8. refractometer,
  9. refractometry,
  10. refractor


The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.