keratomileusis

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

Definition of keratomileusis

: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 — compare lasik

Origin and Etymology of keratomileusis

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


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keratomileusis

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

medical Definition of keratomileusis

: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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