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Astigmatism correction using LENSAR femtosecond laser-assisted 'shifted' paired arcuate incisions during cataract surgery

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Session Title: Presented Poster Session: Combined Cataract Surgery

Session Date/Time: Saturday 10/09/2016 | 15:00-16:30

Paper Time: 16:20

Venue: Poster Village: Pod 1

First Author: : M.Freilinger AUSTRIA

Co Author(s): :    R. Harantner              

Abstract Details


Cataract surgery is the most commonly performed ophthalmic surgical procedure worldwide. Uncorrected astigmatism after cataract surgery can substantially affect visual outcomes. Since ~40 % of the patients undergoing cataract surgery have astigmatism of at least 1 dioptre (D), it is imperative that astigmatism be corrected during cataract surgery. Femtosecond laser assisted arcuate incisions (AIs) can predictably and safely correct mild to moderate astigmatism. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of LENSAR laser assisted “shifted”, paired AIs to reduce astigmatism during the cataract surgery.


Department of Ophthalmology, Medical University of Graz, Austria and the Department of Ophthalmology, Ried im Innkreis Hospital, Austria


The retrospective study included 25 eyes of 25 cataract patients (10 females and 15 male) with mean age of 70 ± 12 years who had undergone astigmatism correction during cataract surgery by femtosecond laser (LENSAR) assisted “shifted” paired AIs. Static cyclotorsion between sitting and lying positions was measured and adjusted in all cases for accurate placement of AIs on the steep axis. Pre-operative astigmatism ranged from -0.75 to -3.00 D. The patients with visual impairment due to ocular pathologies other than cataract were excluded. All the eyes were examined for residual astigmatism at 2 and 3 months after the surgery.


A statistically significant improvement in astigmatism (mean 1.4 D ± 0.57 D) was observed after LENSAR assisted “Shifted” Paired Arcuate Incision during Cataract Surgery. There was no difference in outcomes with respect to sex or age. Average static cylotorsion was found to be 5.68°.


LENSAR assisted “Shifted” Paired Arcuate Incision during Cataract Surgery resulted in statistically significant decrease in the astigmatism and improved refractive outcomes postoperatively in eyes requiring astigmatism correction of at least 0.75 D.

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