arcuate keratotomy

ar·cu·ate ker·a·tot·o·my

(ahrk'yū-ăt ker'ă-tot'ŏ-mē)
Surgical procedure used to remodel the cornea in the management of astigmatism; peripheral incisions are made parallel to the corneal limbus in the steep meridian.
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Among surgical procedures, arcuate keratotomy reduces postkeratoplasty astigmatism, but the results of this technique are often unpredictable [3, 4].
Femtosecond laser arcuate keratotomy for the correction of high astigmatism after keratoplasty.
Corneal refractive surgery includes laser eye surgery (LES) involving corneal ablation by excimer laser; corneal addition procedures such as intracorneal ring segments and epikeratophakia; corneal relaxation procedures such as radial keratotomy (RK), arcuate keratotomy (AK) limbal relaxing incisions; and thermokeratoplasty.
ARCUATE KERATOTOMY: In which 6-7 mm length incisions of 80% thickness are performed on the steep axis, however arcuate keratotomy near the limbus heals quickly leaving minimal astigmatic correction effect and if it is away from limbus, it results in unstable refraction.
The 29 contributions discuss DescemetAEs stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty, limbal stem cell deficiency, corneal graft rejection, intrastromal arcuate keratotomy to reduce corneal astigmatism with a femtosecond laser, and the turnaround technique for overcoming false channel dissection during intacs implantation.
Bachernegg et al., "Femtosecond laserassisted intrastromal arcuate keratotomy to reduce corneal astigmatism," Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, vol.
The surgery involved making a pair of arcuate keratotomy incisions using a femtosecond laser, followed immediately by the creation of a normal femtosecond LASIK flap.