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).


Giovanna Maria Maringo, Palermo (Corleone)

Votazione: Eccellente
I underwent surgery for high myopia and astigmatism in both eyes on September, 19 and 20,  2013 and my quality of life has immediately improved.

Surgery began with a simple local anesthesia (eye drops). During surger... Keep on reading this reviewy, I didn’t feel any discomfort or pain and the procedure took about ten minutes. After surgery, I immediately started to see better and I went out from the operating room without any bandage.

The only inconvenience I mentioned, during the first days after surgery, was a slight and bearable burning and light sensitivity which disappeared in the following days.

After surgery I immediately went back to my everyday life, finally without the need for contact lenses or glasses.

I recommend this surgery with Dr. Federico Badalà and his professional, kind and passionate staff.