Definition of Keratotomy

1. Noun. Surgical incision into the cornea.

Generic synonyms: Eye Operation, Eye Surgery
Specialized synonyms: Radial Keratotomy



Definition of Keratotomy

1. Noun. (medical) A surgical incision in the cornea. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Keratotomy

1. A surgical incision (cut) of the cornea. A radial keratotomy is a surgical procedure designed to flatten the cornea and thereby correct myopia (nearsightedness). It is called a radial keratotomy because the incisions resemble the spokes in a bicycle wheel. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Keratotomy

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keraunograph
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Literary usage of Keratotomy

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1863)
"... the left eye (inferior keratotomy) was perfect; in the right (superior keratotomy) the iris is adherent to the corneal cicatrix. ..."

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