Pronunciation: (krī'u-lā&thslash;"), [key]
—n., v., -lathed, -lath•ing. Ophthalm.
an instrument for reshaping the cornea to correct severe nearsightedness or farsightedness: the cornea is removed from the eye, rapidly frozen, reshaped, and reinserted.
to reshape the cornea with the aid of this instrument.
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