University of Iowa Health Care

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

EyeRounds Online Atlas of Ophthalmology

Contributor: Jordan M. Graff, MD, University of Iowa

Category: Cornea

RK (radial keratotomy) with tear star

RK (radial keratotomy) with tear star

The familiar radial incision lines of RK are visable. Additionally, in this case, a characteristic star-shaped iron deposit has formed centrally. This is called a "tear star" and occurs in some patients with RK. This tear star has no effect on vision.

RK (radial keratotomy) with tear star

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last updated: 02-08-2008
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