Radial Keratotomy

Radial keratotomy (RK) is a refractive surgical procedure to correct myopia (nearsightedness) that was developed in 1974, by Svyatoslav Fyodorov, a Russian ophthalmologist. Though it has been largely supplanted by newer operations, such as photorefractive keratectomy, LASIK, Epi-LASIK and the phakic intraocular lens, RK remains popular for correction of astigmatism in certain people.

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Other articles related to "radial keratotomy, keratotomy":

Dan Reinstein - Peer-Reviewed Publications
... Epithelial thickness up to 26 years after radial keratotomy Three-dimensional display with Artemis very high-frequency digital ultrasound ... of topography-wavefront-guided repair after radial keratotomy ... High frequency ultrasound evaluation of radial keratotomy incisions ...
Refractive Surgery - Techniques - Corneal Incision Procedures
... Radial keratotomy (RK), developed by Russian ophtalmologist Svyatoslav Fyodorov in 1974, uses spoke-shaped incisions, always made with a diamond knife, to alter the shape of the cornea and reduce myopia or ... Mini Asymmetric Radial Keratotomy (M.A.R.K.), developed by Italian ophtalmologist Marco Abbondanza in 1994 and improved in 2005 ... Arcuate keratotomy (AK) is similar to radial keratotomy, but the incisions on the cornea are done at the periphery of the cornea ...
Oculists - Notable Ophthalmologists - 20th–21st Centuries
... refractive surgery, including techniques for astigmatism and the invention of radial keratotomy for myopia ... Fyodorov (Russia) Improved and popularized the radial keratotomy, invented a surgical cure for cataract and developed the scleroplasty ... Marco Abbondanza (Italy) Developed the Mini Asymmetric Radial Keratotomy (M.A.R.K.) for keratoconus and astigmatism, popularized the cross-linking ...
Laser Radial Keratotomy
... Laser Radial Keratotomy is Radial Keratotomy performed with the aid of a Laser ... Laser Radio Keratotomy was practiced before the now-common Lasik ...
Notable Ophthalmologists - 20th–21st Centuries
... techniques for astigmatism and the invention of radial keratotomy for myopia ... Fyodorov (Russia) Improved and popularized the radial keratotomy, invented the cure for cataract and developed the scleroplasty ... Marco Abbondanza (Italy) Developed the Mini Asymmetric Radial Keratotomy (M.A.R.K.) for keratoconus and astigmatism, popularized the cross-linking ...