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- noun Same as
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- noun (Surg.) An instrument for dividing the cornea in operations for cataract.
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- noun A
surgical instrumentfor dividing the corneain cataract operations.
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Make an incision through the upper quadrant of the cornea into the anterior chamber by means of a triangular keratome.
The flap-creating portion of Lasik used to be done using a mechanical keratome, basically a high-speed metal blade that would create a flap while the cornea is under a suction cup.