Who had Radical Keratotomy and now needs cataract surgery?

Posted by peperomia @peperomia, Aug 14 8:34am

I'm curious. Back in the 90's I had RK to correct my nearsighted eyes. LASIK wasn't an option yet. Who had RK and have you had cataract surgery since then? Did it cause any extra complications for you??

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@peperomia, good questions to ask a few ophthalmic surgeons or ophthalmologists. I can understand your wanting to know. The effects of RK were praised in the early days pre LASIK and other approaches, but long-term results of the RK have not all been as positive.

Has your Radical Keratotomy been successful? Do you have any RK effects that might challenge the success of cataract surgery?

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@colleenyoung

@peperomia, good questions to ask a few ophthalmic surgeons or ophthalmologists. I can understand your wanting to know. The effects of RK were praised in the early days pre LASIK and other approaches, but long-term results of the RK have not all been as positive.

Has your Radical Keratotomy been successful? Do you have any RK effects that might challenge the success of cataract surgery?

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I've not had many bad experiences. My right eye fluctuated quite a bit, but the left eye is 20 40 uncorrected. I wear glasses again but I'm still happy with my results with the RK. Now my right eye is pretty much shot. I have wet macular degeneration in that eye. I also had a retinal tear in that eye.

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