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Arcuate keratotomy for astigmatism


Arcuate keratotomy is a surgery performed to correct astigmatism. Patients with astigmatism have eyeballs shaped like a football or more like a back of a spoon. In this surgical procedure, one or two incisions are made at the steepest part of the patient’s cornea. These incisions make the cornea relaxed and acquire a more rounded shape, and therefore reduce astigmatism and result in better vision.