Medical Definition of Refractive keratotomy

1. Modification of corneal curvature by means of corneal incisions to minimise hyperopia, myopia, or astigmatism.In this type of radial keratotomy surgery, performed by excimer laser, pie-shaped pieces of cornea are removed under local anaesthetic. The resulting scar tissue formation reshapes the cornea. This class of surgery is somewhat unpredictable, and its long-term effects are still unknown. (05 Mar 2000)



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