BLOG: Want better vision after cataract surgery? Then flex that wrist, doctor

Across the United States, about two-thirds of cataract surgeons perform refractive cataract surgery, offering astigmatism correction, toric implants or presbyopia-correcting IOLS.But many of us miss out on an opportunity to refine our patients’ astigmatic outcomes simply by moving our main cataract incision to approximate the steep axis of preoperative corneal astigmatism.Moving your main incision to the appropriate axis works whether you are using a femtosecond laser or traditional instruments to perform surgery. It takes us only slightly outside our comfort zone, and it can make a real difference to patients.

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