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Surgical removal of a section or layer of the cornea, usually performed using a laser to correct myopia.
- ‘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.’
- ‘The exquisite precision of this ultraviolet laser could be harnessed to sculpt and recontour the corneal surface, a procedure termed as photorefractive keratectomy.’
- ‘Photorefractive keratectomy evolved concurrently with the development of laser technology within refractive surgery.’
- ‘Photo-refractive keratectomy involves treating the surface of the cornea with an Excimer laser which results in flattening of the cornea to correct myopia.’
- ‘It's a laser eye surgery - called photorefractive keratectomy.’
- ‘Photorefractive keratectomy is similar to LASIK but does not involve use of a corneal incision or a flap.’
- ‘Another abstract considers the incidence and severity of corneal haze after photorefractive keratectomy - another refractive correctional procedure developed before LASIK surgery.’
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