noun, plural scle·rot·o·mies. Surgery.
incision into the sclera, as to extract foreign bodies.
Origin of sclerotomy
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Sclerotomy is an operation undertaken for the relief of increased intra-ocular tension.
Failing this, sclerotomy should be performed; the prognosis is not nearly so good when the increased tension is due to this cause.
noun plural -mies
surgical incision into the sclera
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Incision through the sclera of the eye.
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