Refractive keratotomy



refractive keratotomy n.
Surgical modification of corneal curvature by incising the cornea to minimize hyperopia, myopia, or astigmatism.

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    [ree-frak-tom-i-ter] /ˌri frækˈtɒm ɪ tər/ noun, Optics. 1. an instrument for determining the refractive index of a substance. refractometer /ˌriːfrækˈtɒmɪtə/ noun 1. any instrument for determining the refractive index of a substance refractometry re·frac·tom·e·try (rē’frāk-tŏm’ĭ-trē) n. Measurement of the refractive index of a substance with a refractometer. Use of a refractometer in determining the refractive […]

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