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radial keratotomy

noun, Ophthalmology.
1.
a surgical technique for correcting nearsightedness by making a series of spokelike incisions in the cornea to change its shape and focusing properties.
Origin of radial keratotomy
1975-1980
1975-80; kerato- + -tomy
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British Dictionary definitions for radial-keratotomy

radial keratotomy

/ˌkɛrəˈtɒtəmɪ/
noun
1.
an operation designed to improve short-sightedness in which a number of cuts are made around the cornea to change the shape of it
Word Origin
C20: from kerato- + -tomy
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radial-keratotomy in Medicine

radial keratotomy n.
Surgical modification of corneal curvature to correct myopia by making symmetrical incisions into but not through the cornea.

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radial-keratotomy in Science
radial keratotomy
  (kěr'ə-tŏt'ə-mē)   
A surgical procedure consisting of a radial pattern of corneal incisions, performed to reduce or correct myopia.
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