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
A keratectomy usually involves removal of just a superficial
(surface) layer of the cornea.
It is possible to do this using an excimer laser.
This section includes short definitions of clinical and surgical procedures
concerning the eyes and human visual system. For definitions of other
terms in this category, choose from the list to the left.
Other related pages include the diagram
of the eye, and definitions
of parts of the eye, a description
of the human retina, and the section about disorders
of the eye and visual system.