radial keratotomy

noun radial ker·a·tot·o·my \ -ˌker-ə-ˈtä-tə-mē \

Definition of radial keratotomy

: a surgical operation on the cornea for the correction of myopia that involves flattening it by making a series of incisions in a radial pattern resembling the spokes of a wheel — compare photorefractive keratectomy

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1980

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radial keratotomy

noun

medical Definition of radial keratotomy

: a surgical operation on the cornea for the correction of myopia that involves flattening the cornea by making a series of incisions in a radial pattern resembling the spokes of a wheel abbreviation RK — compare photorefractive keratectomy

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