Definition of keratotomy in English:

keratotomy

noun

mass noun
  • A surgical operation involving cutting into the cornea of the eye. The most common form is radial keratotomy, performed to correct myopia.

    • ‘For readers out there considering eye surgery, PRK or LASIK is superior to radial keratotomy.’
    • ‘Myopia has been corrected for many years by radial keratotomy (radial corneal incisions), though this has few proponents in Britain.’
    • ‘Radial keratotomy, which involves making deep incisions in the cornea, is rarely performed today.’
    • ‘Long-sightedness can also be treated more permanently with radial keratotomy.’
    • ‘Although a considerable improvement over radial keratotomy, the healing of the corneal surface after PRK sometimes resulted in scarring and haze in the central cornea, and this resulted in suboptimal vision.’

Pronunciation

keratotomy

/ˌkɛrəˈtɒtəmi/