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photorefractive keratectomy

noun pho·to·re·frac·tive ker·a·tec·to·my \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

photorefractive keratectomy

noun pho·to·re·frac·tive keratectomy \-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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