photorefractive keratectomy

noun
pho·​to·​re·​frac·​tive ker·​a·​tec·​to·​my | \ ˌfō-tō-ri-ˌfrak-tiv-ˌker-ə-ˈtek-tə-mē How to pronounce photorefractive keratectomy (audio) \

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, in the meaning defined above

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“Photorefractive keratectomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/photorefractive%20keratectomy. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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photorefractive keratectomy

noun
pho·​to·​re·​frac·​tive keratectomy | \ -ri-ˌfrak-tiv- How to pronounce photorefractive keratectomy (audio) \

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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