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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In sections on setting the stage, surgical techniques and implants, and post-operative considerations and enhancements, they discuss such facets as preparing the ocular surface for cataract and refractive surgery, educating patients, femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery, the toric intraocular lens: successful strategies, excimer laser enhancements after intraocular lens surgery, and enhancements with micro-radial keratotomy or astigmatic keratotomy.
Correction of postkeratoplasty astigmatism by femtosecond laser compared with mechanized astigmatic keratotomy.
Astigmatic keratotomy (AK) is a corneal refractive procedure that consists of making fine microscopic arcuate incisions or relaxing incisions with a surgical blade at the limbus (see Figure 3).
Prospective evaluation of surgically induced astigmatism and astigmatic keratotomy effect of various self-sealing small incisions in cataract surgery.
6 December 2011 - Bausch + Lomb, the US-based eye care company, and Technolas Perfect Vision GmbH (TPV), a company specialising in ophthalmology lasers, said that their VICTUS Femtosecond Laser Platform had secured CE mark approval for LASIK flap, astigmatic keratotomy, INTRACOR, capsulotomy and lens fragmentation.
Radial Keratotomy (RK), Astigmatic Keratotomy (AK), and Automated Lamellar Keratoplasty (ALK), are commonly performed procedures selected by people who want to be less dependent on glasses or contact lenses for the correction or improvement of myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism.
Surgically Corrects Astigmatism: The LenSx[R] laser is FDA approved for astigmatic keratotomy, which doctors use to treat astigmatism.
How can I improve my unpredictable astigmatic keratotomy results?