Astigmatic Keratotomy (AK) and Limbal Relaxing Incisions
Astigmatic Keratotomy and Limbal Relaxing Incisions use small incisions to treat astigmatism. In astigmatic keratotomy, or AK, small arc-like incisions are made to cause the cornea to assume a more normal, rounded shape. AK is often combined with cataract or refractive lens surgery to obtain a better final visual result.
The procedures are fast and pain free, and are done in our refractive suite. Post-operative care involves using antibiotic and anti-inflammatory eye drops for about 5 days after the procedure. A refractive evaluation would need to be done to determine whether you are a good candidate for these incisional procedures.
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