A keratotomy is the ophthalmic term for
a surgical incision (cut) into the cornea
of the eye.
Note that the word-part "kerato-" refers to the cornea of the eye, as is also true for other terms in this section - listed on the left.
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).
Other related pages include
- 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.