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August 1983

Cataract Following Radial Keratotomy

Author Affiliations

From the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Miami School of Medicine.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1983;101(8):1229-1231. doi:10.1001/archopht.1983.01040020231014

• An intumescent cataract developed 16 weeks after radial keratotomy in a 31-year-old man. Corneal perforation was documented at the time of surgery, but no direct injury was noted to the lens capsule. Visual acuity decreased to hand motions during a four-month course. Successful extracapsular cataract extraction occurred seven months following the original radial keratotomy. Soft contact lens correction of aphakia recovered a visual acuity of 6/6.

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