refractive surgery(redirected from Refraction operation)
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refractive surgeryOphthalmology Any technique that corrects myopia by changing the cornea's conformation Types Radial keratectomy–incisions are made at the periphery of the cornea, flattening and weakening it; photoreactive keratectomy–cornea is photoshaved with a laser in concentric circles, which imparts homogenous consistency. See PhotoRadial keratectomy.
An operation to improve the ability of the eye to focus and thus to eliminate the patient's need for eyeglasses. Examples include keratoplasty and keratomilleusis.
See also: surgery
A surgical procedure that corrects visual defects.