radial keratotomy

radial keratotomy
radial keratotomy
n.
a surgical operation for correcting nearsightedness in which a series of minute, shallow incisions in a radial pattern are made in the cornea

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  • Radial keratotomy — (RK) is a refractive surgical procedure to correct myopia. Discovery The procedure was discovered by accident by Svyatoslav Fyodorov who removed glass from the eye of one of his patients who had been in an accident. A boy, who wore eyeglasses,… …   Wikipedia

  • Radial keratotomy — An eye surgery procedure designed to flatten the cornea, reducing its optical power, to correct nearsightedness (myopia). In the procedure, incisions (cuts) are made in the cornea. The procedure is said to be radial because the incisions resemble …   Medical dictionary

  • radial keratotomy — Ophthalm. a surgical technique for correcting nearsightedness by making a series of spokelike incisions in the cornea to change its shape and focusing properties. [1975 80; KERATO + TOMY] * * * ▪ surgical procedure       surgical procedure to… …   Universalium

  • radial keratotomy — noun Date: 1980 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 keratotomy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • radial keratotomy — noun radial pattern of incisions in the cornea that cause the cornea to bulge; performed to correct myopia • Hypernyms: ↑keratotomy …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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) …   Wiktionary

  • radial keratotomy — an operation for short sightedness (myopia). Deep cuts into the tissue of the cornea are placed radially around the outer two thirds of the cornea; this flattens the curvature of the central part of the cornea and reduces the myopia. This… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • radial keratotomy — ra′dial ker•a•tot′o•my [[t]ˌkɛr əˈtɒt ə mi[/t]] n. oph a surgical technique for correcting nearsightedness by making a series of spokelike incisions in the cornea to change its shape and focusing properties • Etymology: 1975–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • Laser radial keratotomy — is Radial Keratotomy performed with the aid of a Laser. Laser Radio Keratotomy was practiced before the now common Lasik. Early Ophthalmologists Donald E. Rodgers …   Wikipedia

  • Keratotomy — is a type of refractive surgical procedure and can refer to: * Radial keratotomy * Photorefractive keratotomy …   Wikipedia

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