keratectomy

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keratectomy

[‚ker·ə′tek·tə·mē]
(medicine)
Surgical removal of a portion of the cornea.
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Everline PRK comes with a five-year warranty making it ideal for installers working on offices, classrooms, lobbies, corridors and other commercial and institutional spaces.
The present study aimed at finding out efficacy, safety, predictability and visual outcome of PRK in high myopia.
8220;The bottom line is people need to talk to a corneal specialist when deciding whether to have LASIK, PRK, or another alternative entirely,” Dr.
They added: "The importance of the findings in our study relates to using corneas that have undergone LASIK or PRK as donor tissue.
It is this diversity in functionality that makes the PRK 3b an outstanding miniature sensor range ideal for helping in the automation of production and processing applications improving quality and efficiency.
LASIK is the most common as it has advantages over PRK.
Patients undergoing PRK usually wait a few months between surgery on each eye to allow vision to stabilise.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends a three-month waiting period between PRK operations.
Surgeons were using Photon's lasers for PRK to treat nearsightedness.
Before PRK was FDA-approved, ophthalmologists performed Radial Keratotomy (RK), a procedure that required a steady-handed surgeon using a diamond-edged scalpel to cut partially through the cornea.
More than 1,500 PRK surgeries have been done in this country in FDA-approved clinical trials, but some 250,000 have been done worldwide.