Toric intraocular lenses: Historical overview, patient selection, IOL calculation, surgical techniques, clinical outcomes, and complications

Nienke Visser*, Noel J. C. Bauer, Rudy M. M. A. Nuijts

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Abstract

We present an overview of currently available toric intraocular lenses (IOLs) and multifocal toric IOLs. Relevant patient selection criteria, IOL calculation issues, and surgical techniques for IOL implantation are discussed. Clinical outcomes including uncorrected visual acuity, residual refractive astigmatism, and spectacle independency, which have been reported for both toric IOLs and multifocal toric IOLs, are reviewed. The incidence of misalignment, the most important complication of toric IOLs, is determined. Finally, future developments in the field of toric IOLs are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)624-637
JournalJournal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Volume39
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013

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