photorefractive keratectomy

noun pho·to·re·frac·tive ker·a·tec·to·my \ ˌfō-tō-ri-ˌfrak-tiv-ˌker-ə-ˈtek-tə-mē \

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

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1986

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photorefractive keratectomy

noun pho·to·re·frac·tive keratectomy \ -ri-ˌfrak-tiv- \

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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