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Did anything bad happen to the people who got radial keratotomy over the years, since it was long ago?
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Dr. Clement Cheng
Ophthalmology
In brief: Possible yes
Rk is almost never performed now because of the side effects which included regression, scarring, and irregular astigmatism.
This was due to the fact that the human hand cannot make 8 or 16 perfectly symmetrical and identical incisions in the eye and that each incision would not heal exactly the same. Many patients with rk now have worse vision and many use contact lenses to treat astigmatism.

In brief: Possible yes
Rk is almost never performed now because of the side effects which included regression, scarring, and irregular astigmatism.
This was due to the fact that the human hand cannot make 8 or 16 perfectly symmetrical and identical incisions in the eye and that each incision would not heal exactly the same. Many patients with rk now have worse vision and many use contact lenses to treat astigmatism.
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