April 2009
Volume 50, Issue 13
ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   April 2009
Toric Lens Implantation in Cataract Surgery
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • M. T. Kralinger
    Ophthalmology, Medical University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
  • F. Sprenger
    Ophthalmology, Medical University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
  • G. Kieselbach
    Ophthalmology, Medical University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
  • Footnotes
    Commercial Relationships  M.T. Kralinger, None; F. Sprenger, None; G. Kieselbach, None.
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Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science April 2009, Vol.50, 1159. doi:
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      M. T. Kralinger, F. Sprenger, G. Kieselbach; Toric Lens Implantation in Cataract Surgery. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2009;50(13):1159.

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Purpose: : To investigate the effect of toric intraocular lens implantation during cataract surgery on postoperative astigmatism in eyes with significant preoperative astigmatism. The study was designed as an uncontrolled, consecutive case series.

Results: : The mean value of preoperative astigmatism was 2.9dpts versus 1.4dpts two months after surgery. The mean value of the uncorrected visual acuity was 0.7 measured by Snellen optotypes. No sigificant shift in postsurgical axis was observed between day one after surgery and 8 weeks after lens implantation. At day one the axis was at the position of 87 degrees compared to 94 degrees eight weeks later. No intra and/or postoperative complications were observed.

Conclusions: : The implantation of toric intraocular lenses proved to be a safe and effective method to correct significant preoperative astigmatism during cataract surgery.

Keywords: astigmatism • cataract • intraocular lens 

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