Radial Keratotomy Questions and Answers Archive

Sep
1999

Q&A: What are some common complications and side effects involved in Radial Keratotomy?

Question:

What are some common complications and side effects involved in Radial Keratotomy?

- Tiffany

Answer:

 Alexandra Christine Chebil, MD, FRCSC - LocateADoc.com

Dear Tiffany, Radial Keratotomy can cause night glare and halos, as well as increasing "over-correction" with time. Sincerely, Dr. Alexandra Chebil M.D. The Lasik Center Irvine CA

-- Alexandra Christine Chebil, MD, FRCSC
Irvine, California



Aug
1999

Q&A: Is making a slit in the cornea to reshape the eye considered standard eye treatment for correcting vision?

Question:

question: I understand the the current procedure of the laser corrective eye surgery, is to make a slit in the cornea, so the eye is reshaped, to improve vision. Is there evidence of that slit "scarring over" or otherwisely changing over time, to cause more problems for the patient? Is all the evidence in yet about this procedure? Is it considered standard eye treatment for corrective vision or is it still considered experimental? Do you know if Kaiser Permanente Health Care plan covers this procedure?

- Ett

Answer:

John D. Zdral, M.D. - LocateADoc.com

You are referring to an older procedure called RK, or radial keratotomy which has largely been replaced by laser resurfacing of the cornea. To find out more about the laser corrective procedure, visit our web site (www.fullertoneye.com) or schedule a complimentary consultation by calling Pam at (800)824-1073. Sincerely, John Zdral, M.D.

--John D. Zdral, M.D.
Fullerton, California