Radial keratotomy and informed consent

Ferenc Kuhn, W. Todd Johnston, Maadolna Török, Viktória Mester, Andrés Berta

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Abstract

This article reports cases of corneal rupture occurring years after radial keratotomy and the results of an informal survey to determine whether patients are informed of the eye's higher postoperative vulnerability. Both eyes lost useful vision after rupturing at the incision sites, and one was enucleated. None of the ophthalmologists surveyed included in their standard informed consent a discussion of the globe's reduced resistance to trauma by blunt objects after radial keratotomy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)331-332
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Ophthalmology
Volume32
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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    Kuhn, F., Johnston, W. T., Török, M., Mester, V., & Berta, A. (2000). Radial keratotomy and informed consent. Annals of Ophthalmology, 32(4), 331-332. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12009-000-0075-5