A recent study at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in London compared the results of limbal relaxing incisions (LRIs) performed during conventional phacoemulsification surgery with those of nonpenetrating femtosecond laser arcuate keratotomies performed during femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery to manage corneal astigmatism.

The femtosecond arcuate keratotomy group achieved a higher correction index and a smaller difference vector than the LRI group. Plus, these patients showed less postoperative cylinder than LRI patients.

Femto for the win!

Check out the details of the study at Science Direct.