Astigmatic keratotomy followed by photorefractive keratectomy in the treatment of compound myopic astigmatism

I. Lipshitz, A. Loewenstein*, M. Lazar

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Abstract

Eleven eyes of 9 patients that had compound myopic astigmatism were treated by astigmatic keratotomy followed 1 month later by photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). In 9 eyes arcuate incisions were performed, in 1 eye a modified Ruiz procedure was performed, and in 1 eye radial T cuts were done. The mean spherical equivalent was -8.26 +/- 2.51 diopters (D) after the astigmatic keratotomy but before photorefractive keratectomy, and -0.36 +/- 0.93 D after photorefractive keratectomy. The mean cylinder was -3.11 +/- 1.16 D preoperatively, and -0.14 +/- 0.9 D postoperatively. Combined astigmatic keratotomy and photorefractive keratectomy are effective treatments for compound myopic astigmatism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S282-S284
JournalJournal of Refractive and Corneal Surgery
Volume10
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

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