radial keratotomy

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

Definition of radial keratotomy

  1. :  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

1980

First Known Use of radial keratotomy

1980


Medical Dictionary

radial keratotomy

noun radial ker·a·tot·o·my

Medical Definition of radial keratotomy

  1. :  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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