radial keratotomy

noun Ophthalmology.
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

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radial keratotomy (ˌkɛrəˈtɒtəmɪ)
an operation designed to improve short-sightedness in which a number of cuts are made around the cornea to change the shape of it
[C20: from kerato- + -tomy]

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Medical Dictionary

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