Date of Award
Master of Science in Vision Science
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.
Schneiderhan, Daniel A. and Symonds, George B., "The efficacy of radial keratotomy" (1986). College of Optometry. 807.