Radial thermokeratoplasty for the correction of hyperopia.

Hyperopic thermokeratoplasty involves making controlled thermal burns in the corneal stroma in a radial pattern up to a premarked clear zone. It steepens the central cornea and reduces the hyperopia. A series of 117 radial thermokeratoplasty eyes done in the Soviet Union were analyzed. Mean preoperative hyperopia of +5.27 diopters (range = +0.50 to +17.00 D… (More)