Date of Award

Spring 1986

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Vision Science

Committee Chair

Barbara J. Dirks


Many people have questions on the effectiveness of the surgical procedure to correct myopia called radial keratotomy. This paper examines the available literature to help to understand the process and the outcome of this new procedure. The literature cited substantiates that results are best on patients with 3 diopters or less of myopia and that many complications are known to exist.

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