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keratectomy

 [ker″ah-tek´to-me]
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.
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ker·a·tec·to·my

(ker'ă-tek'tŏ-mē),
An operation done to change the refraction of the cornea; a crescentic piece of corneal stroma is removed and the resultant corneal wound is sutured. This steepens the cornea and increases its power in that axis.
See also: keratotomy.
[kerato- + G. ektomē, excision]
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keratectomy

(kĕr′ə-tĕk′tə-mē)
n. pl. keratecto·mies
Surgical removal of a part of the cornea.
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ker·a·tec·to·my

(ker'ă-tek'tŏ-mē)
An operation to remove corneal tissue.
[kerato- + G. ektomē, excision]
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keratectomy

Surgical removal of part, or rarely all, of the CORNEA.
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Bazan, "Topical combination of NGF and DHA increases rabbit corneal nerve regeneration after photorefractive keratectomy," Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, vol.
Superficial keratectomy as a single surgical procedure is done, when the lesion affects only 50% of stromal depth.
One year results of photorefractive keratectomy and laser in situ keratomileusis for myopia using a 213nm wavelength solid-state laser.
Kim, "Bevacizumab and rapamycin can decrease corneal opacity and apoptotic keratocyte number following photorefractive keratectomy," Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, vol.
Lohmann, "Vitality of epithelial cells after alcohol exposure during laser-assisted subepithelial keratectomy flap preparation," Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, vol.
Taieb will present the study, "Epi-Bowman Keratectomy [EBK] with the Epi-Clear new device for corneal epithelial ablation: the 10 first treated patients." His lecture will discuss the practitioner experience and his observations on the effect on Bowman's layer, healing time and pain.
One of the oldest technique used is Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) in which the exclaimer laser directly sculpts the front surface of the cornea.
After the end of the keratectomy procedures and at 14 hours on the consecutive days, fluorescein was instilled on the corneas for evaluation with slit lamp (SL-15, Kowa Optimed Inc., Japan) and cobalt filter by the same blinded examiner.
If you have very thin corneas, you may need a refractive procedure such as photorefractive keratectomy (FRK) or laser epithelial keratomileusis (LASEK) instead of LASIK.
It also has information on diagnosis, new technology and innovative techniques, approach and timing of surgical correction, astigmatism by laser keratectomy, intraocular lens calculations with previous refractive surgery, marking alignment instrumentation, and new intraocular lenses not yet available in the US.
Two types of laser surgery-photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) and laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK)-are often used to correct refractive errors such as nearsightedness.