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Outcomes of 272 eyes with Acrysof IQ toric intraocular lens following routine cataract surgery in the National Health Service, United Kingdom

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Session Title: Pseudophakic IOLs: Toric II

Session Date/Time: Sunday 11/09/2016 | 16:00-18:00

Paper Time: 16:00

Venue: Auditorium C6

First Author: : S.Khan UK

Co Author(s): :    B. Little   V. Maurino                 

Abstract Details


To report post-operative uncorrected distance visual acuity (UDVA), spherical equivalent (SE) using a toric intraocular lens (IOL) Acrysof IQ SN6AT-range (Alcon Laboratories, Inc.), in the context of a post-graduate training centre within the National Health Service (NHS).


Cataract Service, Moorfields Eye Hospital, NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom (UK).


Retrospective analysis of 272 eyes that underwent insertion of Acrysof IQ toric IOL following calculation using online Alcon toric IOL calculator, by post-graduate Trainee/Fellow versus Consultant surgeons and by IOL subtype (ie SN6AT3 to SN6AT9).


Mean post-operative UDVA Trainees/Fellows (n=115) = 6/11 (Snellen) and Consultants (n=156) = 6/27 (Snellen), p=0.79. Mean post-operative SE Trainees/Fellows (n=115) = -0.36D, and Consultants (n=156) = -0.29D,p=0.46. Mean post-operative residual astigmatism (RA) Trainees/Fellows (n=115) -1.19D and Consultants (n=156)=-1.11D, p= 0.44 (unpaired t-test). Mean post-operative UDVA (Snellen) by IOL subtype T3(n=3)= 6/8, T4(n=44)= 6/9, T5(n=60)= 6/11, T6(n=64)= 6/11, T7 (n=37)= 6/11, T8(n=18)= 6/12 and T9 (n=46)= 6/13. Mean SE achieved versus target refraction IOL by subtype T3 (n=3)= 0.312D T4 (n=44)= 0.046D T5(n=60)= 0.024D T6(n=64)= 0.413D T7 (n=37) = -0.320D T8(n=18)= 0.05D T9 (n=46) = -0.03D. 84% of patients achieved uncorrected distance vision of 6/12 Snellen acuity or better i.e. UK visual driving standard.


There was no significant difference in outcomes between Trainee/Fellow versus Consultant surgeons or between IOL subtype. However, a larger RA approaching 2D was found in the SN6AT9 subtype as it corrects only up to 4.11D at the corneal plane and such patients should be advised accordingly of a higher predicted RA than SN6AT3 to SN6AT8.

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