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Monday, December 18, 2006

STATUS OF TORIC INTRAOCULAR LENSES

Current Opinion in Ophthalmology - Abstract: Volume 18(1) February 2007 p 58-61 Status of toric intraocular lenses.

These lenses can be used as an alternative or adjunct to corneal astigmatic incisions for correcting preexisting astigmatism in patients with cataracts. They are a particularly attractive option in those cases where limbal-relaxing incisions are not powerful or predictable enough.

In this study, the Acrysof Toric intraocular lenses provided excellent visual outcomes and exhibited excellent rotational stability. The average lens rotation was less than 4[degrees] from the lens' initial placement at 6 months after surgery.

Summary: Toric intraocular lenses provide excellent vision for astigmatic cataract patients, and new designs are significantly improving visual acuity by minimizing the risk of rotation.

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