Experimental radial thermokeratoplasty in rabbits.


Radial thermokeratoplasty is a new technique designed to reduce hyperopia. We evaluated the histopathological effect at 2, 4, and 30 days following radial thermokeratoplasty in rabbit corneas. Surgical complications included variable-sized coagulations and microperforations in two eyes. Light microscopy disclosed that the burns were 90% in depth and healing… (More)