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Phaco with toric IOLs: expanding indications

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First Author: M.Afifi EGYPT

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Purpose:

To evaluate surgical technique, postoperative visual acuity, IOL stability and posterior capsule opacification (PCO).

Setting:

Research Institute of Ophthalmology (RIO), Cairo, EGYPT.

Methods:

Twenty two eyes of 13 patients were included. Nine had bilateral astigmatism with cataract, and 4 were unilateral. Eight were males and 5 females. Ages ranged from 32 to 70 years ( mean 54.5 years). Corneal astigmatism ranged from 1.5 to 4.0 D (mean, 2.25). Three eyes had forme fruste Keratoconus, 3 were post keratoplasty, 2 eyes post LASIK and 4 eyes post radial keratotomy (RK). Follow up period was 12 months.

Results:

Phacoemulsification with toric hydrophobic acrylic IOL implantation was done as planned, to all eyes. Postoperative visual acuity ranged from 6/18 to 6/6. IOLs remained in place with no any displacement. PCO was noticed in 2 eyes (9%) after 8 and 11 months. Significant improved uncorrected visual acuity and patient satisfaction were noticed.

Conclusions:

Efficient surgery with accurate IOL alignment caused high quality vision and patient satisfaction with spectacle independence in expanding indications. FINANCIAL INTEREST: NONE

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