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keratomileusis

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noun ker·at·o·mil·eu·sis \ˌker-ə-tō-mil-ˈ(y)ü-səs\

Definition of keratomileusis

  1. :  keratoplasty in which a piece of the cornea is removed, frozen, shaped to correct refractive error, and reinserted — compare lasik



Origin and Etymology of keratomileusis

New Latin, irregular from kerat- + Greek smileusis carving, from smilē knife, lancet


First Known Use: 1978


Medical Dictionary

keratomileusis

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noun ker·at·o·mil·eu·sis \ˌker-ət-ō-mil-ˈ(y)ü-səs\

Medical Definition of keratomileusis

  1. :  a surgical procedure for correcting the refractive power of the eye to improve vision that formerly involved removing, freezing, reshaping, and reinserting a section of the cornea but now typically involves reshaping the cornea in place with the use of an excimer laser—see lasik




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