Korean J Ophthalmol > Volume 1(1); 1987 > Article
Korean Journal of Ophthalmology 1987;1(1):47-51.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3341/kjo.1987.1.1.47    Published online June 30, 1987.
Radial keratotomy in high myopia.
Jin Hak Lee, Won Ryang Wee
Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract
The visual, refractive, and keratometric results of radial keratotomies (RK) in 10 high myopic eyes of over 10 diopters(D) were evaluated. The mean follow-up period was 6.7 months with a range of 3 to 12 months. Before surgery, the mean spherical equivalent(SE) was -16.8 D and the postoperative mean change in SE was 7.9 D. In all cases postoperative uncorrected visual acuity and corrected visual acuity with tolerable glasses were improved. In 4 of the cases, best-corrected visual acuity was improved as well. RK appears to be a safe and effective procedure for eyes with high myopia of over 10 D to achieve better corrected visual acuity than with corrective lenses as well as for eyes with moderate myopia to be closer to emmetropia.
Key Words: radial keratotomy;high myopia;visual result;refractive result


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