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Is there any pain involved in a radial keratotomy?
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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Mild discomfort
Radial keratotomy is an older form of vision correction surgery that is rarely performed today.
It involves making tiny incisions into the cornea in order to change its shape. While the procedure itself is painless, it is not uncommon for people to feel a "scratchy" sensation for a day or so after the procedure. Artificial tears can decrease the discomfort. Speak to a doctor about lasik/prk.

In brief: Mild discomfort
Radial keratotomy is an older form of vision correction surgery that is rarely performed today.
It involves making tiny incisions into the cornea in order to change its shape. While the procedure itself is painless, it is not uncommon for people to feel a "scratchy" sensation for a day or so after the procedure. Artificial tears can decrease the discomfort. Speak to a doctor about lasik/prk.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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Dr. Tim Conrad
If a doctor has recommended radial keratotomy, I would seek another opinion, as this is an outdated procedure.
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