photorefractive keratectomy

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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

  1. :  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


Medical Dictionary

photorefractive keratectomy

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

Medical Definition of photorefractive keratectomy

  1. :  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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