arcuate keratotomy

ar·cu·ate ker·a·tot·o·my

(ahrk'yū-ăt ker'ă-tot'ŏ-mē)
Surgical procedure used to remodel the cornea in the management of astigmatism; peripheral incisions are made parallel to the corneal limbus in the steep meridian.
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Corneal refractive surgery includes laser eye surgery (LES) involving corneal ablation by excimer laser; corneal addition procedures such as intracorneal ring segments and epikeratophakia; corneal relaxation procedures such as radial keratotomy (RK), arcuate keratotomy (AK) limbal relaxing incisions; and thermokeratoplasty.
The surgery involved making a pair of arcuate keratotomy incisions using a femtosecond laser, followed immediately by the creation of a normal femtosecond LASIK flap.