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Definition of Keratotomy, radial

Keratotomy, radial: A surgical procedure designed to flatten the cornea and thereby correct nearsightedness (myopia). It is called a radial keratotomy because the radial incisions in the cornea resemble the spokes in a bicycle wheel.

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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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