keratometry


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keratometry

 [ker″ah-tom´ĕ-tre]
measurement of the anterior curvature of the cornea with a keratometer.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ker·a·tom·e·try

(ker'ă-tom'ĕ-trē),
Measurement of the radii of corneal curvature.
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ker·a·tom·e·try

(ker'ă-tom'ĕ-trē)
Measurement of the radii of anterior corneal curvature.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

keratometry

Measurement of the curvature of the front surface of the CORNEA in various meridia. This is done to assist in the fitting of contact lenses, to determine the optical constants of the eye for the purposes of determining the required power of an intraocular lens, and to diagnose conditions such as KERATOCONUS or KERATOGLOBUS.
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