Preoperative strategies manage astigmatism before cataract surgery
7 monthes ago - By Healio
Determining if astigmatism is regular or irregular before cataract surgery can greatly improve postoperative outcomes and patient expectations.
A patient with regular astigmatism can expect to undergo a routine cataract surgery with a toric IOL placement, but if a patient has greater than 1.5 D of astigmatism or irregular astigmatism, then additional preoperative steps are needed to ensure positive outcomes, OSN Cataract Surgery Board Member Audrey Talley Rostov, MD, said.
“In regard to determining the axis and amount of astigmatism, there are many different ways of doing this. I
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