keratoplasty

noun

ker·​a·​to·​plas·​ty ˈker-ə-tō-ˌpla-stē How to pronounce keratoplasty (audio)
plural keratoplasties
: plastic surgery on the cornea
especially : corneal grafting

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Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web When contact lenses are not helpful -- or are uncomfortable due to scarring, which happens 10% to 15% of the time -- a full-thickness corneal transplant, also called a penetrating keratoplasty, is recommended. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 11 Apr. 2022

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Word History

Etymology

kerato- + -plasty, after German Keratoplastik

First Known Use

circa 1857, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of keratoplasty was circa 1857

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Cite this Entry

“Keratoplasty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/keratoplasty. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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Medical Definition

keratoplasty

noun

ker·​a·​to·​plas·​ty ˈker-ət-ō-ˌplas-tē How to pronounce keratoplasty (audio)
plural keratoplasties
: plastic surgery on the cornea
especially : corneal grafting
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