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excision of a portion of the cornea; kerectomy.
photorefractive keratectomy a procedure to correct errors of refraction in the eye by using an excimer laser to remove a portion of the anterior part of the cornea, which changes the refraction by creating a new radius of curvature.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
Acronym for photorefractive keratectomy.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
PLK3A gene on chromosome 1p34.1 that encodes a serine/threonine-protein kinase involved in cell cycle regulation, response to stress, and Golgi disassembly.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
PRKPhotorefractive keratectomy, see there.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Abbreviation for photorefractive keratectomy.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)
A procedure that uses an excimer laser to make modifications to the cornea and permanently correct myopia.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.