cryolathe

cryolathe

[krahy-uh-leyth] Ophthalmology.
noun
1.
an instrument for reshaping the cornea to correct severe nearsightedness or farsightedness: the cornea is removed from the eye, rapidly frozen, reshaped, and reinserted.
verb (used without object), cryolathed, cryolathing.
2.
to reshape the cornea with the aid of this instrument.

Origin:
cryo- + lathe

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