Blood Vessel Growth over RK incision

This is a photo of an eye that underwent RK surgery in the 1980's. Several years ago one of the RK incisions in the superior portion of this cornea ruptured causing a perforation of the cornea. The event took place during the cataract surgery. Suturing was done to close this wound. In this photo, you can see the scarring, inflammatory response and blood vessel growth over this RK incision. The point of my posting this photo and ocular history is to make sure that the surgeon who does your cataract surgery has a great deal of experience in operating on this type of eye. This eye was fit with a scleral lens which is allowing this patient to see clearly with this eye once again.