radial keratotomy

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.


  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


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

  1. A surgical procedure consisting of a radial pattern of corneal incisions, performed to reduce or correct myopia.
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