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keratotomy

 [ker″ah-tot´ah-me]
incision of the cornea.
radial keratotomy an operation in which a series of incisions is made in the cornea from its outer edge toward its center in a spokelike fashion; done to flatten the cornea and thus to correct myopia.
Radial keratotomy. A, Before procedure. B, Incisions are made from the center to the periphery. C, The corneal contour is flattened.

ker·a·tot·o·my

(ker'ă-tot'ŏ-mē),
1. Any incision through the cornea.
2. An operation making a partial thickness incision into the cornea to flatten it and reduce its refractive power in that meridian.
[kerato- + G. tomē, incision]

keratotomy

/ker·a·tot·o·my/ (ker″ah-tot´ah-me) incision of the cornea.
radial keratotomy  a series of incisions made in the cornea from its outer edge toward its center in spokelike fashion; done to flatten the cornea and thus to correct myopia.

keratotomy

(kĕr′ə-tŏt′ə-mē)
n. pl. keratoto·mies
Surgical incision of the cornea.

keratotomy

A surgical incision in the cornea. See Radial keratotomy.

ker·a·tot·o·my

(ker'ă-tot'ŏ-mē)
1. Any incision through the cornea.
2. An operation making a partial thickness incision into the cornea to flatten it and reduce its refractive power in that meridian.
[kerato- + G. tomē, incision]

keratotomy

Any surgical cut (incision) into the cornea. Radial keratotomy is an operation purporting to reduce short-sight (MYOPIA) by inducing scarring to flatted the cornea. Eight or more deep radial cuts are made. The operation is of dubious propriety and is being replaced by less crude methods.

keratotomy

incision of the cornea.

multiple punctate keratotomy
multiple, non-penetrating punctures of the corneal stroma to stimulate healing of refractory or recurrent corneal erosions.
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A 27-gauge hypodermic needle was then used to perform a grid keratotomy under surgical magnification, taking great care to monitor each needle pass for depth because of the relatively thin appearance of the cornea during slit-lamp examination.
Severe hyperopic shift and irregular astigmatism after radial keratotomy.
Several decades later, Fyodorov developed an anterior approach for the radial keratotomy which became popular worldwide.
Although there is no revenue ruling concerning the deductibility of laser eye surgery, the IRS did issue a letter ruling (9625049) addressing whether radial keratotomy (RK)--a predecessor of laser eye surgery--was deductible under section 213.
As evidence of what market forces conceivably could do for medical costs, he points to the price of the radial keratotomy procedure to improve vision.
In this interesting Connecticut case, one individual responded to an ophthalmologist who advertised and provided radial keratotomy.
The procedure, along with keratomileusis (LASIK), is rapidly replacing radial keratotomy, which requires deep cuts in the cornea.
McDonald started performing refractive surgery -- such as RK, radial keratotomy, where microscopic incisions are made around the center of the cornea to treat nearsightedness -- about a decade ago.
In ever-expanding numbers, adults with poor vision are having their corneas reshaped through refractive surgical procedures such as radial keratotomy, or RK, photorefractive keratectomy, or PK, and laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, or LASIK.
Implants would serve as a less permanent alternative to corrective surgical techniques such as radial keratotomy or photorefractive keratectomy.
If you scroll down the DJO home page you'll also find links to patient information (very useful topics such as dry eyes, radial keratotomy, "floaters and flashers," and the like) and a long selection of review-type questions and cases appropriate for preparing for the ophthalmology boards.