Five eyes with RK or RK then Lasik

The 4 photos below are of 5 different eyes that underwent either RK eye surgery or both RK and then LASIK surgery. The uncorrected vision in these eyes is extremely poor. In the first 3 photos you can see blood vessels that have grown onto the corneal surface, where blood vessels do not belong. The last 2 photos were taken using a special dye to better highlight the corneal defects. In these 2 photos note the green tinted ring going around the corneal periphery. This is the LASIK flap. The green lines going from the outer cornea inward are the open RK cuts. Still open 30+ years later. All of these eyes were fit with scleral lenses. Many corneal specialists will suggest additional surgeries to address the many complications associated with LASIK and other refractive surgeries. My feeling is to avoid all invasive procedures. Scleral lenses, when properly fit, can change the life for the better of a patient with severe loss of vision and ocular comfort.

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