Improved corrected distance visual acuity reported in study of femto-assisted DALK

SAN FRANCISCO — Benefits of femtosecond laser-assisted keratoplasty, particularly for deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty, include improved corrected distance visual acuity, a decrease in the complication rate, more precise placement of the air needle, and ease of conversion to full-thickness penetrating keratoplasty if Descemet’s membrane is perforated, according to a speaker.Reporting early outcomes of results of femtosecond laser-assisted DALK in 31 eyes, Ijeoma M. Asota, MD, said at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery meeting, "We did notice an early and steady improvement in corrected distance visual acuity."

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