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J Cataract Refract Surg. 1995 Jul;21(4):398-401.

High frequency ultrasound evaluation of radial keratotomy incisions.

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Department of Ophthalmology, Cornell University Medical College, New York, New York 10021, USA.


Radial keratotomy is a surgical procedure to correct myopia that involves placing corneal incisions of precise partial thickness to induce flattening. It has yielded positive but sometimes unpredictable results. Many surgical variables influence the final result. Among them, incision depth is probably the most difficult to control and evaluate. In this study, we used very high frequency (50 MHz) ultrasound (HFU) to image radial keratotomy incisions in post-radial keratotomy human corneas to obtain high definition images of the cornea. The images allowed us to measure the depth of incisions as a percentage of corneal thickness.

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