Advances in Cataract Surgery

Majed Alkharashi; Walter J Stark; Yassine J Daoud


Expert Rev Ophthalmol. 2013;8(5):447-456. 

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On Axis Corneal Incision

A full thickness corneal incision for cataract surgery flattens the cornea in the meridian of the incision and therefore can reduce preexisting astigmatism. The incision is made on the steep axis of astigmatism. This is a good approach for correcting small amounts of against-the-rule astigmatism with a temporal incision.