Incisional techniques still have a place in the era of toric intraocular lenses

Bechtel, Bryan
August 2009
Ocular Surgery News;8/10/2009, Vol. 27 Issue 15, p1
Academic Journal
This article considers the use of limbal relaxing incisions (LRIs) in correcting astigmatism. According to Cataract Surgery Board Member Robert H. Osher, toric lenses are a better procedure for correcting astigmatism than incisional techniques. He cites factors that influence the outcome of both LRIs and astigmatic keratotomy. Ophthalmologist Richard J. Mackool thinks that toric intraocular lenses (IOLs) are more accurate than incisional astigmatic surgery. Reasons for choosing an incisional technique are also provided.


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