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[ker-uh-toh-plas-tee] /ˈkɛr ə toʊˌplæs ti/

noun, plural keratoplasties.
plastic surgery performed upon the cornea, especially a corneal transplantation.
noun (pl) -ties
plastic surgery of the cornea, esp involving corneal grafting

keratoplasty ker·a·to·plas·ty (kěr’ə-tō-plās’tē)
Surgical replacement of an opaque portion of the cornea with a piece of cornea having the same size and shape. Also called corneal graft.


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