photorefractive keratectomy


pho·to·re·frac·tive ker·a·tec·to·my

noun \ˌfō-tō-ri-ˌfrak-tiv-ˌker-ə-ˈtek-tə-mē\

Definition of PHOTOREFRACTIVE KERATECTOMY

:  surgical removal of part of the corneal surface using an excimer laser in order to correct for myopia — compare radial keratotomy

First Known Use of PHOTOREFRACTIVE KERATECTOMY

1986

pho·to·re·frac·tive keratectomy

noun \-ri-ˌfrak-tiv-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PHOTOREFRACTIVE KERATECTOMY

: surgical ablation of part of the corneal surface using an excimer laser in order to correct for myopia—abbreviation PRK; compare radial keratotomy

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