keratometers

keratometers
n. instrument for measuring the curvature of the cornea (Ophthalmology)

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Keratometer — An eye doctor examining a patient with a keratometer A keratometer, also known as a ophthalmometer, is a diagnostic instrument for measuring the curvature of the anterior surface of the cornea, particularly for assessing the extent and axis of… …   Wikipedia

  • keratometer — An instrument for measuring the curvature of the anterior corneal surface. SYN: ophthalmometer. [kerato + G. metron, measure] * * * ker·a·tom·e·ter .ker ə täm ət ər n an instrument for measuring the curvature of the cornea * * * ( …   Medical dictionary

  • keratometer — ophthalmometer; n. an instrument for measuring the radius of curvature of the cornea. It is used for assessing the degree of abnormal curvature of the cornea in astigmatism. Usually the vertical and horizontal curvatures are measured. All… …   The new mediacal dictionary

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