Refractive Keratoplasty/Radial Keratotomy
(RK); Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK); Laser Thermal Keratoplasty (LTK); Laser assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK); Intrastromal corneal rings (ICR) (revised 12-01)
McDonald has been the principal investigator of three National Eye Institute grants for the study of refractive surgery: radial keratotomy
(at the LSU Clinical Center for the Prospective Evaluation of Radial Keratotomy
(PERK) study), epikeratophakia, and excimer laser photorefractive keratectomy, as well as numerous industrial grants.
00D will steepen the fitting surface over an extremely flat post-Radial Keratotomy
He is perhaps best known as the co-inventor of Radial Keratotomy
The surgery involved making a pair of arcuate keratotomy
incisions using a femtosecond laser, followed immediately by the creation of a normal femtosecond LASIK flap.
Koch was one of the first refractive surgeons in America performing keratomileusis in 1979, keratophakia in 1980, and radial keratotomy
(RK) in particular can produce some very extreme topography, as seen in Figure 12, which shows a highly protruding cornea with a very flat, bowtie shaped oblate apex.
Leo Bores, who also heads the Company's FDA compliance division, is the world-renowned co-originator of Radial Keratotomy
(RK), and one of the main driving forces behind the development of the Company's revolutionary Pneumatic Trabeculoplasty (PNT(TM))," the report states.
This is what happens following radial keratotomy
The refractive eye surgery market has been growing rapidly, primarily by treating myopia through excimer laser procedures such as laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis, photorefractive keratectomy, and traditional incisional surgeries such as radial keratotomy
Refractive Surgery II-28Types of Refractive Surgery Procedures II-29Laser Vision Correction - A Broader Insight II-29Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK) II-30Bottlenecks in PRK Procedure II-31Radial Keratotomy
(RK) II-31Laser in-situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) II-32LASIK Vs.
Enhancement LASIK treatment after previous radial keratotomy
normally works well, but the presence of epithelial plugs in keratotomy
incisions can be associated with button hole formation during flap lifting.