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Pronunciation: ker'a-tos'ko-pe


  1. Examination of the reflections from the anterior surface of the cornea to determine the character and amount of corneal astigmatism.
  2. A term first applied by Cuignet to his method of retinoscopy.

[kerato- + G. skopeo, to examine]

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