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The need for toric intraocular lens implantation in public ophthalmology departments

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First Author: C.Ostri DENMARK

Co Author(s):    L. Falck   G. Boberg-Ans   L. Kessel        

Abstract Details

Purpose:

To estimate the need for toric intraocular lens (IOL) implantation in public ophthalmology departments by analysing the preoperative keratometry values in a large population of cataract operated patients.

Setting:

A large public ophthalmology department in the Capital Region of Denmark.

Methods:

We conducted a retrospective, crosssectional survey of the electronic surgical charts in a 12-year period. All consecutive, non-paediatric cataract operated patients were included. Preoperative corneal astigmatisme in diopter (D) was measured by automated keratometry.

Results:

In the surveyed period, 14071 patients (21524 eyes) were cataract operated. Mean preoperative corneal astigmatisme was 1.06 D (SD = 0.90 D). 20% of all cataract operated eyes had preoperative corneal astigmatisme of 1.50 D or more. The proportion was 11%, 6% and 3% for preoperative corneal astigmatisme of more than 2.00 D, 2.50 D and 3.00 D, respectively.

Conclusions:

There is a large need for toric IOL implantation in public ophthalmology departments. In effect, many patients with cataract could enjoy the benefit of spectacle freedom for distance vision after surgery.

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