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A Deep Dive Into Surface Disinfection - October 2017 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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8 4 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • O C T O B E R 2 0 1 7 I 've spent my professional life correcting the blurry vision caused by astigmatism, which occurs when the surface or lens of the eye is unevenly curved. Much of that correction happens in the office, with prescribed glasses or contact lenses. But sometimes, the best way to correct astigmatism is through sur- gery. One type of astigmatism correction surgery — perhaps the best known — is laser vision correction. This procedure reduces the need for glasses by using a laser to create a flap in the cornea, lifting the How to Stamp Out Astigmatism The 5 keys to surgical success with astigmatism correction. Curtin G. Kelley, MD | Columbus, Ohio • REMINDER When ophthalmologist Curtin G. Kelley, MD, treats astigmatism, he puts a sticky note on the operating machine that tells him the lens power and rotation where it should end up. Eye Center of Columbus (Ohio)

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