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

First Known Use of radial keratotomy

1980, in the meaning defined above

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radial keratotomy

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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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