Prospective Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Femtosecond Laser-assisted Refractive Astigmatic Keratotomy.


Technolas Perfect Vision

Status and phase

Phase 4




Device: Laser-assisted Astigmatic keratotomy

Study type


Funder types




Details and patient eligibility


This clinical phase IV study is an open, prospective phase IV study and acts to evaluate the effectiveness of the femtolaser-assisted astigmatic keratotomy.

Full description

The purpose of this prospective phase IV study acts to address the predictability and effectiveness of astigmatic keratotomy in eyes after femtolaser-assisted cataract surgery. Within this prospective data collection the laser-assisted Arcuate Incisions are performed by the VICTUS™ Femtosecond Laser Platform. This study will be conducted at Gemini eye clinic in Zlin, Czech Republic by Dr. Pavel Stodulka who will treat up to 50 eyes. Patients will be recruited according to the study inclusion/exclusion criteria.


45 patients




40+ years old


Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Clear corneal media
  • Patients must be at least 40 years of age
  • Mono- or bilateral Cataract treatment
  • Keratometric astigmatism: ≥ 1.0 D and ≤ 3 D
  • Patients must have read, understood the Patient Information and signed the informed consent form
  • Patients are willing and able to return for follow-up examinations

Exclusion criteria

  • The maximum K- value may not exceed 60D, the minimal value may not be smaller than 37D
  • Pachymetry data for 7-8 mm zone are not available.
  • Corneal disease or pathology, such as corneal scaring or opacity, that precludes transmission of laser wavelength or that distorts laser light
  • Subjects with a poorly dilating pupil or other defect of the pupil that prevents the iris from adequate retraction peripherally
  • Lens/zonular instability such as, but not restricted to, Marfan's Syndrome, Pseudoexfoliation Syndrome, etc.
  • Manifest Glaucoma
  • Previous intraocular or corneal surgery of any kind, including any type of surgery for either refractive or therapeutic purposes in either eye
  • Known sensitivity to planned concomitant medications
  • Patients regularly taking medicines that could influence the result of the treatment respectively the vision
  • Patients with disorders of the ocular muscle, such as nystagmus or strabismus
  • Patients with keratoconus, keratectasia or other irregular cornea changes
  • Patients with connective tissue weakness
  • Patients who are blind on one eye
  • Subjects who are immune compromised or carrying diagnosis of connective tissue disease, clinically significant atopic disease, insulin dependent diabetes mellitus, autoimmune diseases, ocular herpes zoster or simplex, endocrine diseases, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, collagenosis and other acute or chronic illnesses that will increase the risk to the subject or confound the outcomes of this study.
  • Abnormal examination results from slit lamp, fundus examination or IOL Master, age related changes are acceptable
  • Patients with eye diseases which decreases the visual acuity such as macular degeneration, macular edema, proliferative diabetic Retinopathy
  • Abnormal examination results from Topography, age related changes are acceptable
  • Patients who are pregnant or nursing
  • Patients with concentration disorders, epilepsy and other complicating diseases
  • Patients who are participating in another clinical study 30 days before

Trial design

Primary purpose




Interventional model

Single Group Assignment


None (Open label)

45 participants in 1 patient group

Astigmatic keratotomy
Experimental group
Device: Laser-assisted Astigmatic keratotomy

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