keratophakia

keratophakia

 [ker″ah-to-fa´ke-ah]
keratoplasty in which a slice of donor's cornea is shaped to a desired curvature and inserted between layers of the recipient's cornea to change its 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.

ker·a·to·phak·i·a

(ker'ă-tō-fak'ē-ă),
Implantation of a donor cornea or plastic lens within the corneal stroma to modify refractive error.
[kerato- + G. phakos, lens]
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keratophakia

(kĕr′ə-tō-fā′kē-ə)
n.
Keratoplasty in which corneal tissue from a donor is frozen, reshaped, and transplanted into the corneal stroma of the recipient to modify refractive error.
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ker·a·to·phak·i·a

(ker'ă-tō-fā'kē-ă)
Implantation of a donor cornea or plastic lens within the corneal stroma to modify refractive error.
[kerato- + G. phakos, lens]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

keratophakia

A method of altering the refractive power of the CORNEA, as by introducing an artificial lens or a lens-shaped piece of donated cornea between its layers.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

keratophakia

A surgical procedure on the cornea aimed at correcting ametropia. A donor corneal disc (or lenticule) that was previously frozen and reshaped is inserted into the host cornea to modify the anterior corneal curvature. There are many complications and technical difficulties associated with this procedure. Syn. refractive keratoplasty and keratorefractive surgery (both terms also include epikeratoplasty, keratomileusis and radial keratotomy). See epikeratoplasty; Intacs; keratomileusis; photorefractive keratectomy; LASIK; LASEK; lenticule.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann
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Following those principles he developed the myopic keratomileusis (subtracting tissue) and the keratophakia (adding tissue) for hyperopia, giving birth to a new era in refractive surgery: the lamellar refractive surgery.