Purpose: To investigate the early changes of the anterior corneal wavefront aberration (WA) following femtosecond laser clear corneal incision (FS-CCI) for cataract surgery.
Methods: Twenty consecutive patients (20 eyes) with cataract underwent phacoemulsification and were divided into 2 groups: the study group received a 2.75-mm FS-CCI using an iFS Intralase; the control group received a 2.75-mm manual CCI using disposable knives. High-order corneal WA was analyzed over 3.5- and 6.0-mm pupils and corneal astigmatism was evaluated using vector analysis preoperatively, 1 week postoperatively, and 1 month postoperatively.
Results: At 1 month postoperatively, the mean surgically induced astigmatism (D) of the anterior cornea was 1.22 ± 0.60 at 144° and 1.04 D ± 0.64 at 90° in the study and control groups (p0.05) following FS-CCI. Trefoil increased significantly (p
Conclusions: The CCI method was shown to influence changes in corneal WA during the first month postoperatively. The different changes of corneal high-order WA between the study and control groups may depend on the different CCI geometry. These preliminary data are valuable to improve understanding of FS-CCI design.
- Corneal incision
- Corneal wavefront
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