Definitions for radial keratotomyˌkɛr əˈtɒt ə mi

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  1. radial keratotomy(noun)

    radial pattern of incisions in the cornea that cause the cornea to bulge; performed to correct myopia

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  1. radial keratotomy(Noun)

    an eye surgery procedure to correct myopia (near-sightedness) using a series of incisions in the cornea, radiating from a central point (hence radial).

  2. Origin: radial + kerat- + -otomy

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  1. Radial keratotomy

    Radial keratotomy is a refractive surgical procedure to correct myopia that was developed in 1974, by Svyatoslav Fyodorov, a Russian ophthalmologist. Though it has been largely supplanted by newer operations, such as photorefractive keratectomy, LASIK, Epi-LASIK and the phakic intraocular lens, RK remains popular for correction of astigmatism in certain patients.

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