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Photorefractive Keratectomy

"Photorefractive Keratectomy" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A type of refractive surgery of the CORNEA to correct MYOPIA and ASTIGMATISM. An EXCIMER LASER is used directly on the surface of the EYE to remove some of the CORNEAL EPITHELIUM thus reshaping the anterior curvature of the cornea.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Photorefractive Keratectomy" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Photorefractive Keratectomy" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 35 publications over 18 distinct years, with a maximum of 5 publications in 1996
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