keratophakia

Implantation of a donor cornea or plastic lens within the corneal stroma to modify refractive error. SYN: keratophakic keratoplasty. [kerato- + G. phakos, lens]

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ker·a·to·pha·kia .ker-ət-ō-'fā-kē-ə n keratoplasty in which corneal tissue from a donor is frozen, shaped, and inserted into the cornea of a recipient

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ker·a·to·pha·kia (ker″ə-to-faґke-ə) [kerato- + phak- + -ia] a form of keratoplasty in which a slice of donor's cornea is shaped to a desired curvature and inserted between layers of the recipient's cornea to change its curvature.

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