keratectomy

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keratectomy

[‚ker·ə′tek·tə·mē]
(medicine)
Surgical removal of a portion of the cornea.
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Treatment consisted of surgical resection of growth along with local superficial keratectomy and/or conjunctival flap resection.
We performed excision of protruding growth along with superficial keratectomy (wherever cornea was involved) to prevent recurrence of condition.
Two patients (Patients 3 and 4) underwent superficial keratectomy for debridement and promotion of the penetration of antimicrobial medication.
Eighteen (18) bullocks were presented with cancerous growth on the corneal or limbal region of eye with intact vision and were subjected to superficial keratectomy and silver nitrate application after regional anaesthesia using supraorbital, auriculopalpebral and retrobulbar or peterson nerve block.
Historically, debridement and then superficial keratectomy were the first surgical treatments for recurrent corneal erosions, (11-13) and these procedures remain in use today.
A successful superficial keratectomy of corneal dermoid in calves is discussed in this report.
Wherever possible, if it is purely endothelial disease, then the best surgical procedure is a Descemet's membrane-stripping endothelial keratoplasty (sometimes augmented by a superficial keratectomy for any scarring).
Superficial keratectomy was done to remove tissues in first case.
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