Correction of post-keratoplasty astigmatism with keratotomies in the host cornea.

@article{Bochmann2006CorrectionOP,
  title={Correction of post-keratoplasty astigmatism with keratotomies in the host cornea.},
  author={Frank Bochmann and Isac Schipper},
  journal={Journal of cataract and refractive surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={32 6},
  pages={923-8}
}
We evaluated the effects of astigmatic keratotomy performed in the host cornea to treat astigmatism after penetrating keratoplasty. In 11 patients with high post-keratoplasty astigmatisms (mean 9.02 diopters [D]; range 5.5 to 17.4 D), an arcuate keratotomy was performed in the host cornea. The mean incision depth was 575 mum (range 500 to 600 mum). The refractive data were analyzed using the Alpins method for vector analysis. The mean keratometric cylinder decreased to 3.41 D (range 0.9 to 5.3… CONTINUE READING