Meaning of cryolathe

cry•o•lathe

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