microkeratome

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microkeratome

/mi·cro·ker·a·tome/ (-ker´ah-tōm) an instrument for removing a thin slice, or creating a thin hinged flap, on the surface of the cornea.

microkeratome

[mī′krō·kər′ə·tōm]
Etymology: Gk, mikros + keratome
an instrument for removing a thin slice, or creating a thin hinged flap, on the surface of the cornea.

microkeratome

(mī″krō-kĕr′ă-tōm)
A tool used in ophthalmology to remove a precisely measured depth of cornea.

Microkeratome

A precision surgical instrument that can slice an extremely thin layer of tissue from the surface of the cornea.
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Although Lasik is generally a very safe procedure, using a microkeratome was rarely associated with a potential flap complications unique to the use of microkeratomes.
The report provides value ($m), volume (units) and average price ($) data for each segment and sub-segment within two market categories - Ophthalmic Lasers and Microkeratomes.
Products in the ophthalmic surgical line include intraocular lenses, laser vision correction systems, phacoemulsification systems, viscoelastics, microkeratomes and related products used in cataract and refractive surgery.
French Stock Market: 7426), a leading manufacturer of microkeratomes for refractive applications, located in Antony, France.
said: "After an extensive evaluation of several microkeratomes, LCA determined that Innovatome(TM) is the instrument of choice for our immediate and future needs.
of Albuquerque, New Mexico to obtain 50 Innovatome(TM) microkeratomes.
said "after an extensive evaluation of several microkeratomes, LCA determined that the Innovatome was the instrument of choice for our immediate and future needs.
This sale further establishes the INTRALASE FS laser in the very technologically advanced European market, extending the technology's global reputation for improved safety, precision and visual outcomes over blade-based microkeratomes historically used in LASIK (laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis) surgery.
According to a report on the LASIK market published by Medical Laser Insight, more than 4,000 refractive surgeons will purchase new microkeratomes over the next 3 years.
Products in the ophthalmic surgical line include foldable intraocular lenses, phacoemulsification systems, viscoelastics and related products used in cataract surgery, and microkeratomes used in LASIK procedures for refractive error correction.
Clinical studies show IntraLase provides better vision than microkeratomes and that IntraLase-initiated LASIK is safer because it eliminates many of the sight threatening complications that may unexpectedly occur with the hand-held microkeratome blade.
Products in the ophthalmic surgical line include foldable intraocular lenses and lens insertion systems, phacoemulsification systems, viscoelastics and related products used in cataract surgery, and microkeratomes used in LASIK procedures for refractive error correction.