Refractive corneal surgery

Alternative Names

Nearsightedness surgery; Radial keratotomy; Refractive surgery

Definition of Refractive corneal surgery

Refractive corneal surgery corrects mild-to-moderate nearsightedness. If you are nearsighted, you have trouble seeing things that are far away.


Paul B. Griggs, MD, Department of Ophthalmology, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle , WA . Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 2/17/2009

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