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Photorefractive Keratectomy MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Photorefractive Keratectomy
Tree Number(s)
E02.594.480.875
E04.014.520.480.875
E04.378.500.875
E04.540.825.437.500
Unique ID
D018903
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D018903
Annotation
often abbreviated PRK; coordinate with EXCIMER LASER
Scope Note
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.
Previous Indexing
Cornea/surgery (1983-1995)
Laser Surgery (1987-1995)
See Also
Lasers, Excimer
Public MeSH Note
2008; see KERATECTOMY, PHOTOREFRACTIVE, EXCIMER LASER 1996-2007
History Note
2008 (1996)
Date Established
1996/01/01
Date of Entry
1995/06/08
Revision Date
2017/06/20
Photorefractive Keratectomy Preferred
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