keratoepithelioplasty

ker·a·to·ep·i·the·li·o·plas·ty

(ker'ă-tō-ep'i-thē'lē-ō-plas'tē),
A surgical procedure for the repair of persistent corneal epithelial defects. All corneal epithelium is removed from the recipient cornea, and small pieces of donor cornea, with epithelium attached, are placed at the corneoscleral limbus. The donor corneal eplithelium grows and spreads out to cover the recipient cornea.
[kerato- + epithelio- + G. plastos, formed]
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keratoepithelioplasty

(kĕr′ə-tō-ĕp′ə-thē′lē-ō-plăs′tē)
n.
Keratoplasty in which corneal epithelium is transplanted with minimal supporting tissue.
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ker·a·to·ep·i·the·li·o·plas·ty

(ker'ă-tō-ep-i-thē'lē-ō-plas-tē)
A surgical procedure for the repair of persistent corneal epithelial defects. Corneal epithelium is removed and small pieces of donor cornea, with epithelium attached, are placed at the corneoscleral limbus.
[kerato- + epithelio- + G. plastos, formed]
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References in periodicals archive ?
Keratoepithelioplasty was proposed by Thoft as another alternative to reconstruct the ocular surface in patients with conjunctivalisation of the corneal surface.
[1984]: 'Keratoepithelioplasty', American Journal of Ophhalmology, 97, pp.