Coaxial 2.2-mm microphacoemulsification reduces surgically induced astigmatism

September 13, 2005

Lisbon, Portugal - Coaxial microphacoemulsification performed through a 2.2-mm incision results in significantly less induced astigmatism than conventional coaxial phacoemulsification through a 3-mm incision, said Samuel Masket, MD, clinical professor of ophthalmology, Jules Stein Eye Institute, University of California-Los Angeles, United States.