Surgeon describes best techniques for correcting a decentered ablation

Ming Wang
April 2008
Ocular Surgery News Europe/Asia-Pacific Edition;Apr2008, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p32
The article describes decentered ablations and the best techniques to remedy them. According to the article, decentered ablations result in loss of best corrected visual acuity due to irregular astigmatism which causes symptoms such as diplopia, glare and ghosting. Gas permeable lenses and Custom-Corneal Ablation Pattern (Custom-CAP, VISX) are suggested to relieve patients of symptoms associated with decentration. Wavefront-driven custom treatment may also be used to correct decentrations.


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