20/200 RK Eye

This is a photo of a scleral lens over an eye that underwent 3 separate Radial Keratotomy (RK) surgeries. Look carefully and you will see many RK incisions or "slices" going every which way on this cornea. Just know that there was no science behind this horrible surgery. The medical specialty that brought you RK is the same medical specialty advertising LASIK, "Smile" and all of the other refractive surgeries that have the potential to damage your eyes irreversibly. The vision in this eye could not be corrected with eyeglasses or conventional contact lenses. With best spectacle correction the vision in this eye is less than 20/200. With a scleral lens this patient can see clearly (20/30) and comfortably once again. One more piece of information: there is no surgical procedure (LASIK, IOL replacement surgery etc.) that will restore the vision that was lost due to the original RK surgery.