Contact Lenses after Radial Keratotomy (RK)

Contact Lenses after Radial Keratotomy (RK)

Under normal circumstances, patients who go through Radial Keratotomy (RK) do not expect any possibility of wearing eye glasses or contact lenses afterwards. However, the rate of complications post Radial Keratotomy (RK) is common, and too often contact lenses after Radial Keratotomy (RK) is needed.

Common Post Radial Keratotomy Complications Include:

  • farsightedness following the surgery due to over-correction
  • under-correction resulting in still having nearsightedness after surgery
  • unstable vision due to hyperopic shift

Other Post Radial Keratotomy (RK) Complications Include:

  • Best corrected vision loss
  • Irregular astigmatism
  • Double vision
  • Glare, Halos, Starbursts
  • Corneal infection
  • Glaucoma

Contact Lenses after Radial Keratotomy (RK) 

Complications may require repeated surgery but often exacerbate the initial complication. As the shape of the cornea isn’t smooth after surgery a proper and precise fitting is required. Additionally, Radial Keratotomy (RK) makes the cornea weak and prone to injury. The uses of contact lenses after Radial Keratotomy (RK) is a common treatment option. The use of soft contact lenses, RGP lenses, hybrid lenses, specialty Scleral lenses, and PVR PROSE. Contact Lenses after Radial Keratotomy (RK) complications is often the best treatment option.

 

Dr. Irwin Azman has over 35 years of experience and specializes in the treatment of post Radial Keratotomy (RK) complications. Dr. Azman will guide you towards the right path and options, that will treat the post Radial Keratotomy (RK) complications without the need of additional surgery. Even if you have previously visited other doctors, and have not found any solution, there is hope for you. Dr. Azman often sees patients from around the world that have previously seen multiple doctors unsuccessfully. Dr. Azman will give you the treatment needed for your Radial Keratotomy (RK).