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Astigmatism management in cataract surgery with toric intraocular lens

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First Author: P.Gomez Faiña SPAIN

Co Author(s):    F. March De Ribot   X. Nuã‘Ez Perez   J. Gracia Martinez        

Abstract Details

Purpose:

To evaluate visual outcomes of cataract surgery with AcrySof toric intraocular lens (IOL).

Setting:

Hospital de Sabadell (CSPT), Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Sabadell, Barcelona, Spain.

Methods:

Observational retrospective study. Cataract patients with corneal astigmatism over 2,5 diopters (D) underwent phacoemulsification and AcrySof toric IOL implantation were assessed. Follow-up examinations were performed for 6 months including subjective refraction, uncorrected (UDVA) and corrected distance visual acuity (CDVA).

Results:

Forty eyes of 40 patients underwent AcrySof toric implantation between December 2011 and March 2014. 6 months postoperatively, UDVA was 20/40 or better in 70% of eyes and 20/25 or better in 30%. CDVA was 20/40 or better in 95% of eyes and 20/25 or better in 75%. Mean refractive cylinder decreased significantly postoperatively, from -4.51 ± 2.01 D to -0.21 ± 0.81 D. Mean spherical equivalent (SE) was within ±1.00 D of the target refraction in 38 eyes (95%).

Conclusions:

Implantation of the AcrySof toric IOL proved to be an effective, safe, and predictable method of managing corneal astigmatism in cataract patients.

Financial Disclosure:

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