keratectomy


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keratectomy

[‚ker·ə′tek·tə·mē]
(medicine)
Surgical removal of a portion of the cornea.
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Effect of preemptive topical diclofenac on postoperative pain relief after photorefractive keratectomy.
Keywords: Conjunctival graft; corneal sequestrum; feline; keratectomy
Twenty-year follow-up of a randomized prospective clinical trial of excimer laser photorefractive keratectomy.
The aim of the present study is to evaluate the results of visual and refractive outcomes in performing Laser Assisted Sub Epithelial Keratectomy (LASEK) using the Pulzar Z1 laser (Custom Vis Solid State Laser presently known as CVC Lasers, Perth, Australia) in correcting low to moderate hyperopia, with a minimum follow up of 3 years.
24) In 1988 he published an article showing the principles of photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) and his famous formula, based on geometric equations for changing the surface curvature, assuming the cornea as spherical in shape, which was the base for calculations of tissue subtraction in refractive surgery.
In ever-expanding numbers, adults with poor vision are having their corneas reshaped through refractive surgical procedures such as radial keratotomy, or RK, photorefractive keratectomy, or PK, and laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, or LASIK.
performs photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) on Marine Corps 1st LT Matthew McHorris.
These corneal sculpting techniques are known as photorefractive keratectomy and in situ keratomileusis (PRK and LASIK respectively).
Implants would serve as a less permanent alternative to corrective surgical techniques such as radial keratotomy or photorefractive keratectomy.
Salz, Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA), has been a principal investigator in the original FDA trials of photorefractive keratectomy for correction of nearsightedness and in subsequent trials for the photorefractive keratectomy and LASIK correction of farsightedness.
Approved procedures include radial keratotomy (RK), photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) and more recently, intra-corneal rings.