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WaveLight® Contoura topography-guided planning: contribution of anterior corneal higher-order aberrations and posterior corneal astigmatism to manifest refractive astigmatism

Authors Wallerstein A, Gauvin M, Cohen M

Received 31 March 2018

Accepted for publication 11 June 2018

Published 10 August 2018 Volume 2018:12 Pages 1423—1426

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/OPTH.S169812

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Peer reviewers approved by Dr Amy Norman

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Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser


Avi Wallerstein,1,2 Mathieu Gauvin,1,2 Mark Cohen2,3

1Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada; 2LASIK MD, Montreal, QC, Canada; 3Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada

Clinical refractive astigmatism (RA) and topography-measured anterior corneal astigmatism (ACA) are rarely identical in magnitude and axis.1 This difference, when expressed vectorially, is termed ocular residual astigmatism (ORA).1 What accounts for this difference remains a topic that needs further research, and has implications as to what refraction to treat with topography-guided excimer laser ablations in order to maximize outcomes.1 This research letter investigates aspects of two contributing factors: posterior corneal astigmatism (PCA) and anterior corneal higher-order aberrations (CHOAs).
 
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