The instruments used in AKs and LRIs are similar. Adjustable diamond blades are more often used in AKs. Preset diamond blades are more often used in LRI surgical procedures (Fig 3-5), although adjustable blades may be used. The femtosecond laser has been adapted to create peripheral arcuate incisions. These incisions may be titratable, as only part of the incision may be opened initially, followed by a larger area later if there is a need for greater astigmatic correction.
Excerpted from BCSC 2020-2021 series: Section 13 - Refractive Surgery. For more information and to purchase the entire series, please visit https://www.aao.org/bcsc.