Radial Keratotomy - RK eye surgery

RK or ‘Radial Keratotomy’ is a form of eye surgery that has largely been replaced by LASIK. It is a long established procedure which only differs from laser vision surgery in that a blade is used instead of a laser (excimer). It is used to reduce the central corneal curvature dramatically in order to put the cornea's focus back onto the retina although it can not fully cure nearsightedness.

It has been used to treat myopia (short-sightedness) and astigmatism, although it doesn’t completely resolve short-sightedness. Patients who have opted for this treatment have found that they still need to wear glasses or contact lenses.

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