1. Corneal therapeutics with the femtosecond laser

    Corneal therapeutics with the femtosecond laser
    One of the approved therapeutic uses of the femtosecond laser is for astigmatic keratotomy (AK) to treat either naturally occurring or post-surgical astigmatism. “One of the ways that this laser is an advantage is that the cuts are very uniform and you can program them to be a certain depth,” Dr. Yoo said. “We’ve looked at these AK cuts on OCT (optical coherence tomography) post-operatively trying to see how close we are to the desired depth, and it looks as if the OCT measurements are very close to what we want them to be.”
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