keratomileusis

Surgical alteration of refractive error by changing the shape of a deep layer of the cornea: the anterior lamella is peeled back, frozen, and recarved on its back surface on a lathe; or, some of the corneal stroma can be removed from the bed with a laser or a knife. ... Origin: coinage, prob. Fr. G. Keras (kerat-), horn, cornea, + smileusis, carvin...
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keratomileusis

(ker″ә-to-mĭ-loo´sis) keratoplasty in which a slice of the patient's cornea is removed, shaped to the desired curvature, and then sutured back on the remaining cornea to correct optical error. Laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis for treatment of myopia. (A), Crea...
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keratomileusis

Type: Term Pronunciation: ker′ă-tō-mī-lū′sis Definitions: 1. Surgical alteration of refractive error by changing the shape of a deep layer of the cornea: the anterior lamella is peeled back, frozen, and recarved on its back surface on a lathe; some of the corneal stroma can be removed from the bed with a laser or a k...
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Keratomileusis

Keratomileusis is the surgical improvement of the refractive state of the cornea performed by lifting the front surface of the eye by forming a thin hinged flap under which the shape of the cornea is changed by using an excimer laser or other surgical device, and was developed by José Ignacio Barraquer, commonly called `the father of modern refr....
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