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trephine

 [trĕ-f€īn´, trĕ-fēn´]
1. a saw for removing a disk of bone, chiefly from the skull.
Trephine. From Dorland's, 2000.
2. an instrument for removing a circular area of cornea.
3. to remove with this instrument.

tre·phine

(trē-fīn', -fēn'),
1. Synonym(s): perforator
2. To remove a disc of bone or other tissue by means of a trephine.
[contrived fr. L. tres fines, three ends]

trephine

(trĭ-fīn′)
n.
A surgical instrument with a cylindrical saw usually used for removing a disk of bone, especially from the skull, or for removing corneal tissue.
tr.v. tre·phined, tre·phining, tre·phines
To operate on with a trephine.

treph′i·na′tion (trĕf′ə-nā′shən) n.

tre·phine

, trepan (trē-fīn', trĕ-pan')
1. A cylindric or crown saw used for the removal of a disc of bone, especially from the skull, or of other firm tissue as that of the cornea.
2. To remove a disc of bone or other tissue by means of a trephine.
[contrived fr. L. tres fines, three ends]

trephine

A hollow, cylindrical cutting instrument with the edge at one end sharpened or saw-toothed, used to cut a circular hole in bone or other tissue by pressure and rotation.

Trephine

A small surgical instrument that is rotated to cut a circular incision.

tre·phine

, trepan (trē-fīn', trĕ-pan')
1. A cylindric or crown saw used for the removal of a disc of bone, especially from the skull, or of other firm tissue.
2. To remove a disc of bone or other tissue by means of a trephine.
[contrived fr. L. tres fines, three ends]
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A large trephination size has been reported to be associated with an increase in the probability of successful big bubble formation in keratoconus eyes [40].
OCT assessment of eyes before DALK appears to be useful for choosing trephination depth that should be as deep as possible and for looking for scars at the level of the posterior stroma.