Definition of Keratoplasty

1. Noun. A surgical procedure in which part or all of a damaged or diseased cornea is replaced by healthy corneal tissue from a donor.




Definition of Keratoplasty

1. Noun. (surgery) grafting or transplantation of the cornea ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Keratoplasty

1. [n -TIES]

Medical Definition of Keratoplasty

1. A surgical procedure to replace a damaged cornea with a healthy one from a donor's eye. Unlike transplantation of most other organs, the cornea tends to have a problem with transplant rejection. Corneal transplants are indicated in cases of severe corneal injury or corneal infection (corneal ulcer) which has left the cornea scarred. (27 Sep 1997)

Keratoplasty Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Keratoplasty Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Keratoplasty

keratomileusis
keratomycosis
keratonosus
keratonyxis
keratopathic
keratopathies
keratopathy
keratophakia
keratophakic keratoplasty
keratophytes
keratoplasties
keratoplasty (current term)
keratoprosthesis
keratorefractive surgery
keratorrhexis
keratorus
keratosa
keratoscleritis
keratoscope
keratoscopy
keratoses
keratosic
keratosis
keratosis blennorrhagica

Literary usage of Keratoplasty

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Ophthalmic surgery: A Handbook of the Surgical Operations on the Eyeball and by Josef Meller (1912)
"The excised portion may include the entire thickness of the cornea, total keratoplasty, or all but the posterior transparent layer and Descemet's membrane, ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Keratoplasty

Search for Keratoplasty on Dictionary.com!Search for Keratoplasty on Thesaurus.com!Search for Keratoplasty on Google!Search for Keratoplasty on Wikipedia!

Search