Definitions

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  • noun Surgical incision of the cornea.

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  • noun medicine A surgical incision in the cornea.

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  • noun surgical incision into the cornea

Etymologies

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kerat- + -otomy

Examples

  • Lots of people had already undergone an older, less-reliable treatment called RK (radial keratotomy), but my doctor was anxious to get the word out about the new technique.

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  • I got unprecedented access to the headquarters of the infamous Soviet intelligence agency, the KGB, and in Leningrad I had an exclusive interview with Dr. Svyatoslav Fyodorov, the ophthalmologist who developed the revolutionary vision correction procedure known as radial keratotomy.

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  • I got unprecedented access to the headquarters of the infamous Soviet intelligence agency, the KGB, and in Leningrad I had an exclusive interview with Dr. Svyatoslav Fyodorov, the ophthalmologist who developed the revolutionary vision correction procedure known as radial keratotomy.

    Make Your Life Prime Time

  • I got unprecedented access to the headquarters of the infamous Soviet intelligence agency, the KGB, and in Leningrad I had an exclusive interview with Dr. Svyatoslav Fyodorov, the ophthalmologist who developed the revolutionary vision correction procedure known as radial keratotomy.

    Make Your Life Prime Time

  • I got unprecedented access to the headquarters of the infamous Soviet intelligence agency, the KGB, and in Leningrad I had an exclusive interview with Dr. Svyatoslav Fyodorov, the ophthalmologist who developed the revolutionary vision correction procedure known as radial keratotomy.

    Make Your Life Prime Time

  • One concern is whether the long-term effect of radial keratotomy might be loss of vision.

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  • An illustration is radial keratotomy, a surgical procedure for correcting certain eyesight problems.

    Diffusion of Innovations

  • PRK, performed in the physician's office with local anesthesia, is a far more sophisticated procedure than a controversial form of surgery called radial keratotomy (RK).

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  • Surgeons thought they had perfected radial keratotomy, surgery performed to enable better vision without glasses, on rabbits, but the procedure blinded the first human patients.

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  • The same might be said for the microwave oven, the hair dryer, laser keratotomy, REITs, the Xbox and the ATM machine.

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