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Pronunciation: ep'i-ker'a-to-phak'e-a

Definition: Modification of refractive error by application of a donor cornea to the anterior surface of the patient's cornea from which epithelium has been removed.

Synonym(s): epikeratophakic keratoplasty

[epi- + G. keras, horn, + phakos, lens]

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