Medical Definition of Astigmatic Keratotomy for Astigmatism

Reviewed on 8/16/2020

Astigmatic Keratotomy for the Correction of Astigmatism: A type of eye surgery that corrects astigmatism by making one or two incisions at the steepest part of the cornea. This causes the cornea to relax and take a more rounded shape, decreasing astigmatism.

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