Articles: PDF OnlyCorrecting myopic astigmatism with an areal 193 nm excimer laser ablationFörster, Werner M.D.*,1; Beck, Rasmus Ph.D.; Borrmann, Andreas M.Sc.; Busse, Holger M.D.Author Information From the University Eye Hospital, Münster, Germany *Reprint requests to Werner Förster, M.D., University Eye Hospital Mdnster, Domagkstrasse 15, 48129 Münster, Germany 1W. Förster is the primary investigator for the Schwind keratome, Schwind Company, Neuostheim, Germany. R. Beck and A. Borrmann are paid consultants to Schwind Company. Presented in part at the Symposium on Cataract, IOL and Refractive Surgery, Boston, Massachusetts, April 1994. Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery: May 1995 - Volume 21 - Issue 3 - p 278-281 doi: 10.1016/S0886-3350(13)80132-0 Free Metrics Abstract A new system to correct symmetric bow-tie myopic astigmatism with the excimer laser using oval apertures for toric ablations is described. Initial results in two patients who had −5.0 and −5.5 diopters of astigmatism after surgery with six-months follow-up showed a reduction of up to 85% with a minimal axial error of two degrees. © Williams & Wilkins 1995. All Rights Reserved.