A keratectomy is a procedure in which
part of the cornea
of the eye
(That this term concerns the cornea of the eye is indicated by the part of the term "kerat-" which refers to the cornea, and also applies to other terms in this section - listed on the left).
A keratectomy usually involves removal of just a superficial (surface) layer of the cornea. It is possible to do this using an excimer laser.
More about Ophthalmology:
This section includes short definitions
of many diseases, disorders, and conditions of the eyes and visual system.
For definitions of other terms in this category, choose from the list to the left (but note that this is not a complete/exhaustive list).
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- A diagram of the eye
- Definitions and descriptions of the parts of the eye
- A concise description of the human retina
- Definitions of parts of the retina
- Diseases and disorders of the human eye and the human visual system
For further information see also our pages of books about ophthalmology.