What is the RK procedure?

The surgeon will firstly, place a ‘lid speculum’ over the eye to be treated. This stops you from blinking. Then, he or she will place local anaesthetic drops into your eye to numb the front area. You may be given a mild sedative as well.

The surgeon will then make a series of radial (‘similar to bicycle spokes’) cuts in the cornea, without touching the eye itself. These cuts or tiny incisions are made with a high-precision knife blade. You will be asked to focus upon a light whilst he/she does so.

These incisions will flatten the centre of the cornea which enables light to fully focus upon the retinal screen. The result is clear vision and the ability to see objects at a distance. This can fully (or maybe partially) resolve short-sightedness.

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