RK, then Lasik, next stop Ectasia

These 2 photos are of the same left eye that underwent Radial Keratotomy 30 years ago and years later LASIK surgery. Shortly after the LASIK surgery this eye developed corneal ectasia. Several years after this occurred this eye became inflamed with numerous blood vessels growing onto the cornea, where blood vessels do not belong. Look carefully and you can see many small blood vessels in this cornea. When the cornea is traumatized and deprived of the proper nutrients, blood vessel growth onto the cornea can be expected. Needless to say, the vision (and comfort) in this eye has been significantly compromised. This eye was fit with a scleral lens several years ago. Over the last 3 years this cornea and the vision (and comfort) in this eye has remained stable.

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