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Eye Correction Surgery – Advance Technology to Correct Vision Problems

November 9th, 2011

Eye Correction for eye problems has advanced astoundingly over the past decades. One of the first methods created to have eye correction surgery is to create an incision to alter the shape of the cornea for certain corrective purpose, this was called RK or Radial Keratotomy. This concept originated from Sato of the Juntendo University located in Japan. It originally involved posterior internal incisions. Although it was not proven effective for all types of patients, a lot suffered bulluous keratopathy a few years after the operation.

The modification of the RK was needed to avoid damaging corneal tissues, this later on became the first refractive eye correction surgery. This eye correction surgery was perfected by Fyodorov, a Russian Ophthalmologist. It was introduced during the 1970s and was used in the US in 1978.

A lot has changed since then, a variety of eye correction surgeries are now available both for cosmetic and elective purposes.

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