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    Video Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery
    Cataract/Anterior Segment, Refractive Mgmt/Intervention

    Almost half of all cataract and refractive surgery patients have at least 1 D of astigmatism. Because manual astigmatic keratectomy reduces rather than eliminates astigmatism, Dr. Stevens uses a femtosecond laser to precisely plan and place intrastromal arcs within the corneal stroma, allowing for successful astigmatic correction without exposing the corneal surface.