keratectomy

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keratectomy

 [ker″ah-tek´to-me]
excision of a portion of the cornea; kerectomy.
photorefractive keratectomy a procedure to correct errors of refraction in the eye by using an excimer laser to remove a portion of the anterior part of the cornea, which changes the refraction by creating a new radius of curvature.

ker·a·tec·to·my

(ker'ă-tek'tŏ-mē),
An operation done to change the refraction of the cornea; a crescentic piece of corneal stroma is removed and the resultant corneal wound is sutured. This steepens the cornea and increases its power in that axis.
See also: keratotomy.
[kerato- + G. ektomē, excision]

keratectomy

(kĕr′ə-tĕk′tə-mē)
n. pl. keratecto·mies
Surgical removal of a part of the cornea.

ker·a·tec·to·my

(ker'ă-tek'tŏ-mē)
An operation to remove corneal tissue.
[kerato- + G. ektomē, excision]

keratectomy

Surgical removal of part, or rarely all, of the CORNEA.
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Two of our patients (Patients 3 and 4) underwent superficial keratectomy. Superficial keratectomy may aid in the medical management of fungal keratitis by increasing drug penetration, removing infected corneal tissue, and subsequently reducing the microbial load.
The animals presented with history of small growth in eye since one to six months which progressed slowly and in some rapidly without responding to medical treatment along with lacrimation or foul smelling odour, blood stained discharge around the eye, reduced feeding and reduced working efficiency of animals were subjected for thorough ocular examination to confirm for stages of eye cancer based on its size, location and involvement of associated structures, were prepared for surgery and subjected to superficial keratectomy and silver nitrate application to remove the corneal or limbal neoplasms.
6c) by superficial keratectomy technique and operated site was cauterized by meticulously applying silver nitrate crystals on cancerous tissue without damaging the surrounding tissue (Fig.
In the present study, superficial keratectomy followed by application of silver nitrate crystals was performed in 18 bullocks.
(2010) described superficial keratectomy for bullocks for saving vision in initial stages of cancer.
(2010) observed no recurrence of ocular cell carcinoma in bullocks following superficial keratectomy. Bheemappa et al.
Both the cases were suitable for surgery with good prognosis so it was decided to excise the growth by superficial keratectomy. It was performed under retrobulber and auriculopalbral nerve blocks using 2% Xylocaine (a) (Lignocaine hydrochloride) anaesthe-tic solution.
In our cases early diagnosis and superficial keratectomy lead to the complete recovery of eyes without any complications or minimum scar formation.

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