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Irregular astigmatism after radial and astigmatic keratotomy



Irregular astigmatism after radial and astigmatic keratotomy



American Journal of Ophthalmology 107(1): 42-46



Eleven eyes of six patients, who had been referred for management of irregular astigmatism after receiving crossed incisions for myopic astigmatism, had moderate to marked irregular corneal astigmatism with marked flattening in the meridians of intersecting incisions. All six patients had a decrease in best-corrected visual acuity with spectacles after surgery. Visual acuity with spectacles was 20/40 in five of 11 eyes; with contact lenses it reached 20/40 in ten of 11 eyes. However, two patients could not wear the contact lenses because of lens decentration caused by the marked distortion in corneal topography. Even with contact lenses, visual acuity could only be improved to 20/25 or better in six of 11 eyes.

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Accession: 007489268

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PMID: 2912115

DOI: 10.1016/0002-9394(89)90813-1


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