Adjective "keratectomy" definition and examples

(Keratectomy may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˌkɛrəˈtɛktəmi/

Definitions and examples

noun

Surgical removal of a section or layer of the cornea, usually performed using a laser to correct myopia.
  1. 'Photo-refractive keratectomy involves treating the surface of the cornea with an Excimer laser which results in flattening of the cornea to correct myopia.'
  2. 'The exquisite precision of this ultraviolet laser could be harnessed to sculpt and recontour the corneal surface, a procedure termed as photorefractive keratectomy.'
  3. 'The report provides information on the safety and effectiveness of four types of refractive eye surgery: radial keratotomy, photorefractive keratectomy, laser in situ keratomileusis and intraocular lenses.'

More definitions

1. excision of part of the cornea.

More examples(as adjective)

"treatments can be keratectomy."