Astigmatic Keratotomy

Astigmatic Keratotomy is a surgical technique used to correct regular astigmatism (that is not pathologic like keratoconus). It consists in creating small curved incisionsin the peripheral cornea portions, with a pre-calibrated diamond scalpel.

Astigmatic Keratotomy can achieve great results with regular Astigmatism, when the goal is saving the central portion of the cornea. We often rely on this technique with excellent results in case of patients with astigmatism that have undergone cataract surgery, artificial lens implant, or corneal transplant

Astigmatic Keratotomy is performed after a topic anaesthesia (anaesthetic eye drops) and ca rely on instruments that assure good precision when making curved cuts (keratotomi).


Enrico Nicotra, Catania

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It was a happy experience of my life, even if, through some difficulties! Excellent assistance during surgery and only minimal discomfort.

Getting rid of glasses worn for a lifetime is freedom…. is a new life!

It... Keep on reading this review is very important, for a radiologist like me, after a short adaptation I see much better pictures at my computer workstation. I move a lot better in the workspaces, finally seeing well. Even after a "mountain" of work, when I get home my eyes are no more red and tired as they used to be before the operation.

Seeing well the stars and the moon is amazing! :-)