Radial and Astigmatic
Keratotomy

An Alternative To Eyeglasses And Contact Lenses

Refractive errors, such as myopia (nearsightedness) and astigmatism, are commonly corrected with eye glasses or contact lenses. However, radial and astigmatic keratotomy offer an alternative method of vision correction for many people with refractive errors who are not satisfied with glasses or contacts.

Over 95% of patients with 20/200 vision or better eliminate their dependence on glasses after refractive surgery.

Performed since the early 1970's, radial keratotomy (RK) has produced good results in the correction of myopia. A modification of the RK procedure, astigmatic keratotomy (AK), provides correction of astigmatism.

For a more active and complete lifestyle

Most people who have refractive surgery find they no longer need glasses for activities like driving, watching television or sports like swimming and water skiing.

How RK/AK works

After RK/AK

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