keratomileusis


ker·at·o·mil·eu·sis

noun \ˌker-ə-tō-mil-ˈ(y)ü-səs\

Definition of KERATOMILEUSIS

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

Origin of KERATOMILEUSIS

New Latin, irregular from kerat- + Greek smileusis carving, from smilē knife, lancet
First Known Use: 1978

ker·at·o·mil·eu·sis

noun \ˌker-ət-ō-mil-ˈ(y)ü-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of KERATOMILEUSIS

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

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