||This photograph demonstrates the location and symmetry of the incisions following an
8-cut radial keratotomy. The incisions in this patient are more visible than usual due to
a more aggressive healing response.
||This photograph is a close-up of the photo above. Note that the incisions in radial
keratotomy come close to the center of the vision, but are not placed directly in the
center of the cornea. The size of the central cornea that is not cut is determined by the
degree of near-sightedness. Larger corrections for high degrees of near-sightedness
require the incisions to come closer to the center of the vision.
||This photograph is of a person who underwent an 8-cut radial keratotomy surgery. The
person received eyedrops prior to this picture which have made the pupil much larger than
normal. This photographic technique provides a greater contrast and makes it easier to see
the radial keratotomy incisions.
||This photo is of a person who underwent a 4-cut radial keratotomy surgery 3 months
prior to this photograph. Before surgery this person had -3.00 diopters of
near-sightedness and at the time of this photograph the vision was corrected to 20/20
without glasses. The incisions in this picture are more difficult to see than in the prior
photos and represent a more typical appearance.
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