Does the progressive increasing effect of radial keratotomy (hyperopic shift) correlate with undetected early keratoconus?

@article{Saragoussi1994DoesTP,
  title={Does the progressive increasing effect of radial keratotomy (hyperopic shift) correlate with undetected early keratoconus?},
  author={J. J. Saragoussi and Yves Pouliquen},
  journal={Journal of refractive and corneal surgery},
  year={1994},
  volume={10 1},
  pages={45-8}
}
Keratoconus suspect is a new clinical entity revealed by videokeratography. We perform systematic videokeratography on all candidates for refractive surgery, and have identified a keratoconus suspect in more than 10% of eyes. A lot of patients with undetected early keratoconus have been operated on since 1980. We suggest a possible correlation between early keratoconus suspect and the hyperopic shift following radial keratotomy. Our arguments are based on clinical observations, knowledge about… CONTINUE READING