• A number of serious complications have been reported after radial keratotomy. In this article, we describe three episodes in two cases of delayed keratitis after radial keratotomy. The keratitis was noted nine months, 35 months, and 40 months after radial keratotomy. Delayed wound healing and epithelial inclusion cysts are likely causes. To our knowledge, this is the first report in the literature of delayed keratitis occurring as a late complication after radial keratotomy.
Shivitz IA, Arrowsmith PN. Delayed Keratitis After Radial Keratotomy. Arch Ophthalmol. 1986;104(8):1153-1155. doi:10.1001/archopht.1986.01050200059049