Until now, individuals with nearsightedness faced life-long dependence on corrective lenses, or in recent years, could opt for a surgical procedure called radial keratectomy (RK) -- an invasive, non-laser technique that involves scalpel incisions on the surface of the cornea to alter its curvature.
What does RK stand for?
RK stands for Radial Keratectomy
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We have 23 other meanings of RK in our Acronym Attic
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- Roma Junction Yard Office
- Restorative Justice Youth Conferencing (Fort Collins, CO)
- Royal Jamaica Yacht Club (Kingston, Jamaica)
- Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer
- Revista Jubilaciones Y Pensiones (Spanish: Pensions and Retirement Magazine)
- Requeue Job Zero (computing)
- Rod Jezerski Zmaj (Slovenian)
- Right Justify Zero Fill
- Komi Republic (Russia)
Samples in periodicals archive:
Indications for this formulation include corneal abrasion, keratoconjunctivitis, and radial keratectomy.
Eventually, with this laser we will not need to turn away patients whose degree of nearsightedness exceeds radial keratectomy (RK) guidelines.