The effect of manual sutureless small incision cataract surgery on corneal astigmatism
Keywords:Refraction (R), keratometry of the cornea (K1, K2), manual small incision cataract surgery (MSICS), posterior chamber lens (PCL), surgically induced astigmatism (SIA)
The aim of this study to evaluate the effect of small incision cataract extraction surgery on corneal astigmatism after 1 month of follow up.This prospective study included 20 participants who were diagnosed with cataract and during the surgery superior manual small incision was done under local anaesthesia furthermore, posterior chamber intraocular lens (IOL) implantation was performed. The result showed that about 15% of patients developed astigmatism after the operation.
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