automated lamellar keratectomy

automated lamellar keratectomy

resection of a disc of corneal tissue using a precise machine to alter the refractive power of the eye.

au·to·ma·ted la·mel·lar ker·a·tec·to·my

(aw'tō-māt-ĕd lă-mel'ăr ker-ă-tek'tŏ-mē)
Resection of a disc of corneal tissue using a precise machine to alter the refractive power of the eye.
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Other surgical alternatives are radial keratotomy and automated lamellar keratectomy.
In automated lamellar keratectomy, the ophthalmologist creates a flap with the top of the cornea, slices off a micro-thin piece, and then replaces the flap.
Nasdaq: BEAM) announced today that the FDA has granted the Company approval to begin new study to treat patients who suffer from nearsightedness, up to 25 diopters, utilizing the Company's excimer laser system with a procedure called laser-assisted Automated Lamellar Keratectomy (ALK).
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