microkeratome


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microkeratome

(mī″krō-kĕr′ă-tōm)
A tool used in ophthalmology to remove a precisely measured depth of cornea.

Microkeratome

A precision surgical instrument that can slice an extremely thin layer of tissue from the surface of the cornea.
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Soon a microkeratome will be incorporated that allows a cut in the cornea and with it a lamellar cornea transplant that prevents the rejection of the recipient to the donor.
The procedure of preparing the cornea for lamellar keratoplasty is performed by specially trained staff members using the automatic microkeratome (Gebauer Slc Original, Neuhausen, Germany).
The thickness of posterior cornea grafts dissected by microkeratome in DSAEK is not that predictable.[22],[23] While DMEK grafts preparation requires much more training and suffer a higher failure rate,[24] McCauley et al .[25] even reported a grafts reattachment rate up to 25% after DMEK surgery.
LASIK flap insertion position was superior and performed with Moria[TM] microkeratome. The flap was 9 mm in diameter and 130 [micro]m thick.
Previous iterations of LASIK involved the use of a mechanical microkeratome to create the protective flap, but this approach has largely been superseded due to improved visual outcomes through the use of femtosecond lasers.
Deep stromal dissection achieved manually, microkeratome assisted or using femtosecond laser.
In recent years, however, femtosecond laser assisted LASIK has been reported to have a lower incidence of LINE and decreased severity than the conventional microkeratome assisted LASIK [145].
Differences in the corneal biomechanical effects of surface ablation compared with laser in situ keratomileusis using a microkeratome or femtosecond laser.
The LASIK procedure included mechanical flap preparation using Moria II microkeratome (Moria, Antony, France) with an intended 110-um corneal flap.
Comparison of LASEK, mechanical microkeratome LASIK and Femtosecond LASIK in low and moderate myopia.
Donor lenticules were prepared either manually in DSEK or by microkeratome in Descemet's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK).
Its products include excimer workstation, femtosecond workstation, diagnostics and microkeratome. Technolas offers various procedures such as Femto-Cataract, Supracor, Intracor, Customflap, Zyoptix Lasik and Customshape.