RADIAL KERATOTOMY


   The surgery was introduced by Russians. In this radial cuts are made on the cornea which flattens the cornea on healing, reducing the myopia. The surgery is basically a cosmetic surgery.

Limitation

Good for myopia upto 6 dioptres.

Risks and complications

Glare on looking at light source.

Under or over correction.

Fluctuation in vision lasts for few months.

Rupture of cornea: The scars get healed but make the cornea weak and the cornea perforates easily after injury. So must be avoided in persons involved in sports like boxing & Security personals etc.

 



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