Astigmatic Keratotomy (AK) – Limbal Relaxing Incisions
Astigmatic Keratotomy (AK) is a modified form of Radial Keratotomy used to reduce astigmatism. Tiny, precise scratches are made on the cornea surface in a specific location in accordance with the steepest curve of the cornea. These scratches flatten the steepest part of the cornea. This makes the cornea more spherical (baseball shaped) and thus sharper retinal focus is obtained. This procedure takes just a few minutes to complete and can be performed alone or in conjunction with cataract surgery or Visian ICL implantation.
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