Articles: PDF OnlyDehiscence of a radial keratotomy incision during clear corneal cataract surgeryBudak, Koray MD; Friedman, Neil J. MD; Koch, Douglas D. MDaAuthor Information From the Cullen Eye Institute, Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology, Houston, Texas, USA. aReprint requests to Douglas D. Koch, MD, Cullen Eye Institute, Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology, 6565 Fannin, NC 205, Houston, Texas 77030, USA. Supported in part by a grant to Dr. Budak from The Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey. Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery: February 1998 - Volume 24 - Issue 2 - p 278-280 doi: 10.1016/S0886-3350(98)80211-3 Free Metrics Abstract We report a case of dehiscence of a radial keratotomy (RK) incision caused by clear corneal cataract surgery. The patient had had eight-incision RK in both eyes 9 months previously with enhancement surgery in the left eye 1 month later. Cataract surgery through a clear corneal incision was performed in the right eye and 1 month later, in the left. Surgery in the right eye was uneventful. However, during surgery in the left eye, dehiscence of one radial incision occurred. The wound dehiscence was closed with interrupted sutures, and the patient achieved 20/20 uncorrected visual acuity 1 week after surgery. © Williams & Wilkins 1998. All Rights Reserved.