Radial keratotomy

There are radial incisions (usually four or eight) in the cornea with a clear central zone. There may be ferritin lines 
at or around the incisions.

Further signs:

  • the opposite eye may have the same operation, contact lens or fine central stromal scar from photorefractive surgery.


1. How does radial keratotomy correct myopia?

2. What other surgical procedrues may be used to treat myopia?

3. Would you advise radial keratotomy for a boxer with myopia and why?

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Corneal perforation in a patient who had had radial keratotomy
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