Femtosecond astigmatic keratotomy before LASIK can be beneficial

Early in my years as a refractive surgeon performing incisional corneal refractive surgery, I learned that I could achieve the maximal effect of corneal incisions when they were made at 90° to the corneal plane. With the advent of femtosecond laser technology, surgeons now have the ability to create precise incisions anywhere from 30° to 150° relative to the corneal plane. This has allowed for a new means of titrating the effect because angulated femtosecond laser incisions are greater in length, provide an increased corneal healing interface and thus have (Read more...)

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