microkeratome


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microkeratome

/mi·cro·ker·a·tome/ (-ker´ah-tōm) an instrument for removing a thin slice, or creating a thin hinged flap, on the surface of the cornea.

microkeratome

[mī′krō·kər′ə·tōm]
Etymology: Gk, mikros + keratome
an instrument for removing a thin slice, or creating a thin hinged flap, on the surface of the cornea.

microkeratome

(mī″krō-kĕr′ă-tōm)
A tool used in ophthalmology to remove a precisely measured depth of cornea.

Microkeratome

A precision surgical instrument that can slice an extremely thin layer of tissue from the surface of the cornea.
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Keywords: Laser insitu keratomileusis, Femtosecond laser, Femtec, Microkeratome, Hansatome, IntraLase.
Before IntraLase was introduced, Lasik surgeons would use a microkeratome which is a blade containing micro-instrument to create a skin flap on the patient's cornea.
Atlas of microkeratome assisted lamellar keratoplasty.