astigmatic keratotomy

astigmatic keratotomy

an operation in which the cornea is relaxed by a series of transverse incisions to flatten the meridian in which the incisions are made and increase the curvature in the meridian 90° away. It is done for the correction of astigmatism.
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Astigmatic keratotomy involves one or two incisions on the surface of the cornea in a curved pattern.
Surgically Corrects Astigmatism: The LenSx[R] laser is FDA approved for astigmatic keratotomy, which doctors use to treat astigmatism.
ly radial keratotomy (RK) and astigmatic keratotomy (AK), two rapidly growing surgical vision- correcting procedures.