Death of RK

"Perhaps RK should have been the death of refractive surgery as no lives were ever to be saved by a surgery that cost so many their quality of life."


"Radial keratotomy as practiced today should be an obsolete operation rather soon. Certainly, the radial keratotomy operation of 1979 is obsolete now. Despite claims to the contrary, there is unevenness of results, and anyone thinking of having the surgery will have to ask himself questions about urgency, since in just a few years, there is a chance that the operation or its successor will be safer and more precise."

Dr Irving Schwab, Refractive Keratoplasty - 1987


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