radial keratotomy


radial ker·a·tot·o·my

noun \-ˌker-ə-ˈtä-tə-mē\

Definition of RADIAL KERATOTOMY

:  a surgical operation on the cornea for the correction of myopia that involves flattening it by making a series of incisions in a radial pattern resembling the spokes of a wheel — compare photorefractive keratotomy

First Known Use of RADIAL KERATOTOMY

1980

radial keratotomy

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of RADIAL KERATOTOMY

: a surgical operation on the cornea for the correction of myopia that involves flattening the cornea by making a series of incisions in a radial pattern resembling the spokes of a wheel—abbreviation RK; compare photorefractive keratectomy

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