A sclerectomy is an ophthalmic surgical
procedure in which part of the sclera
(the thick white fibrous outer-layer of the eyeball)
Note that the meaning of this term should be obvious from its parts,
i.e. "scler-" refers to the sclera of the eye,
and "-ectomy" (whose origin is the Greek word
meaning "act of cutting out") usually refers to the surgical
removal or "cutting-out" of the specified body-part, component,
or type of tissue.
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.
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