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
First Known Use: 1978See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of keratomileusis
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