refractive keratotomy


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re·frac·tive ker·a·tot·o·my

modification of corneal curvature by means of corneal incisions to minimize hyperopia, myopia, or astigmatism.
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refractive keratotomy

n.
Surgical modification of corneal curvature by incising the cornea to minimize hyperopia, myopia, or astigmatism.
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re·frac·tive ker·a·tot·o·my

(rē-frak'tiv ker'ă-tot'ŏ-mē)
Modification of corneal curvature by means of corneal incisions to minimize hyperopia, myopia, or astigmatism. In this type of radial keratotomy surgery, performed by excimer laser, wedge-shaped pieces of cornea are removed under local anesthetic. The resulting scar tissue formation reshapes the cornea.
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