Eye surgery in which refractive disorders are corrected by reshaping an inner layer of the cornea, formerly performed by freezing corneal layers and forming them to a new curvature, but now usually performed using a laser.
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Other Word Forms of Keratomileusis
Origin of Keratomileusis
Probably kerato– Greek smīleusis carving (from smīlē knife) the irregular omission of the initial s- of smīleusis in the compound being unexplained
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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