A patient presents with bilateral cataract and refractive
errors of RE -1.00/-2.50 X 90 and LE -2.00 / -2.75 X 90. A right phacoemulsification and lens implant is planned.
a. What would be the effect on this patient's astigmatism
(increased or decreased) if: i. a superior corneal incision was performed without suturing? ii. a temporal corneal incision was performed without suturing? assuming the astigmatism is mainly cornea.