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How long does the radial keratotomy take?
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Dr. Beth Friedland
Ophthalmology
In brief: Quick
The actual surgery is very fast, often taking less than 5 minutes.
However the measurements of the cornea to accurately perform radial keratotomy (rk) should take some time, up to 20-30 minutes to check corneal shape and thickness at various points on the eye surface. Rk has fallen out of favor and has been replaced in most cases with prk using the laser, or lasik.

In brief: Quick
The actual surgery is very fast, often taking less than 5 minutes.
However the measurements of the cornea to accurately perform radial keratotomy (rk) should take some time, up to 20-30 minutes to check corneal shape and thickness at various points on the eye surface. Rk has fallen out of favor and has been replaced in most cases with prk using the laser, or lasik.
Dr. Beth Friedland
Dr. Beth Friedland
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