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August 1986

Delayed Keratitis After Radial Keratotomy

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From the Arrowsmith Eye Institute, Nashville, Tenn.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1986;104(8):1153-1155. doi:10.1001/archopht.1986.01050200059049

• 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.

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