Accelerated corneal cross-linking may prevent astigmatism after cataract surgery

WARSAW, Poland — Accelerated corneal cross-linking may be employed in cataract surgery to manipulate clear corneal incisions and prevent surgery-induced astigmatism, according to one surgeon."Clear corneal incisions produce dramatic changes in topometric maps. These astigmatic changes may go away with time but may otherwise be a factor of poor visual function, especially with multifocal or toric lenses," John Kanellopoulos, MD, said at an industry-sponsored symposium held during the winter meeting of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.

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