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refractive surgery

Ophthalmology 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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

refractive surgery

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
Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners

Refractive surgery

A surgical procedure that corrects visual defects.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

refractive surgery 

Surgical procedure aimed at correcting ametropia. Most procedures are performed on the cornea, but some involve either an intraocular lens implant, or more rarely crystalline lens extraction. See epikeratoplasty; Intacs; keratomileusis; keratophakia; photorefractive keratectomy; LASIK; LASEK.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann
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