Radial Keratotomy

RK is an incisional procedure that has been used to correct mild to moderate amounts of nearsightedness. A series of incisions are made with a diamond scalpel are made starting near the center of the cornea and radiate out toward the periphery. Usually four to eight incisions are placed equally spaced around the cornea. The incisions allow the central cornea to flatten, thus reducing the amount of nearsightedness. With the advent of laser correction, RK is rarely used.

Kansas Eye Surgery Associates, P.C.
Dr. Peter Kansas
24 Century Hill Drive - Suite #001, Latham, NY 12110
(518) 690-2015