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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 92-94

Postoperative high astigmatism - Refractive surprise following manual small-incision cataract surgery

Department of Cataract and IOL, Aravind Eye Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. A Arut Priya
Department of Cataract and IOL, Aravind Eye Hospital, Civil Aerodrome Post, Sitra, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_1445_21

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Postoperative astigmatism plays an important role in the final visual outcome of cataract surgery. In small-incision cataract surgery, proper tunnel construction is of utmost importance for good structural integrity, leading to sutureless self-sealing wounds with lesser astigmatism. We report a case of postoperative high astigmatism following manual small-incision cataract surgery due to large, irregular, superficial, and more anterior corneal entry that lead to poor tunnel valve effect and wound sagging. This resulted in a poor postoperative unaided visual outcome.

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