Relaxing Incisions for Astigmatism Correction in ReLACS

Section A: Peripheral Corneal Laser Relaxing Incisions
Section B: Conic Intrastromal Relaxing Incisions (CIRI) Roberto Zaldivar and Roger Zaldivar


Cataract surgery in the last decade has undergone significant changes, with the primary focus shifting from reducing complications to improving refractive outcomes. Refractive cataract surgery refers to the uncomplicated removal of a cataract with a major objective of minimizing postoperative spectacle dependence. The reduction of refractive astigmatism is an important component of minimizing postoperative spectacle dependence and is facilitated by the availability of femtosecond (FS) laser technology.


Cataract Surgery Coupling Ratio Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography Corneal Astigmatism Corneal Incision 
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Astigmatic keratotomy


Best-corrected visual acuity




Intraocular lens


Limbal relaxing incision


Peripheral corneal relaxing incision


Uncorrected visual acuity


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Ophthalmology, Bascom Palmer Eye InstituteUniversity of Miami Miller School of MedicineMiamiUSA
  2. 2.Department of Cataract & Refractive SurgeryInstituto ZaldivarMendozaArgentina

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