Femtosecond incisions beneficial in treating corneal astigmatism

WAIKOLOA, Hawaii — Becoming familiar with femtosecond laser incisions, as well as manual incisions, is important to achieve better refractive outcomes in refractive cataract patients, Preeya K. Gupta, MD, told colleagues at Hawaiian Eye 2019.
“Astigmatism management at the time of cataract surgery is really essential to providing that high quality of uncorrected vision,” she said.
While manual limbal relaxing incisions have been the main astigmatism management tool used, there are benefits to using a femtosecond laser in some cases.
Placed at the 9-mm optical zone at 80% depth,

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