Richard A Erdey, MD has developed this simple, effective method as an alternative to limbal relaxing incisions, Toric Intraocular lenses, or Laser Vision Correction to reduce or eliminate astigmatism during cataract or Visian ICL surgery. The cataract incision is modified and placed at the steepest part of the cornea. The cornea relaxes and flattens making the cornea less oval or football shaped (astigmatic) and more spherical. The effect is monitored under an intra-operative keratometer allowing additional adjustments to be made to improve the result. There is no need for a subsequent laser vision correction procedure performed several weeks after the cataract surgery. Remove your cataract, reduce astigmatism and reduce dependence on corrective lenses IN ONE CONVENIENT SITTING!
Before: cornea oval. astigmatism steep at 90 degrees
After: Cornea spherical. Astigmatism neutralized
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