Dr.ANKIT HARWANI, H18402
Purpose: To determine visual outcomes after cataract surgery with toric intraocular lens (IOL) implantation.
Design: Non-randomised, Prospective interventional study.
Methods: Sixty three patients (72 eyes) having pre-existing corneal astigmatism underwent phacoemulsification for cataract extraction and appropriate toric IOL was implanted.
Main outcome measures: Uncorrected visual acuity (UCVA), best corrected visual acuity (BCVA).
Results: Three months after surgery, logMAR UCVA of 0.1 or better was achieved in 75% of eyes after toric IOL implantation. A logMAR BCVA of 0 was achieved in 69.45% of eyes. Post-operatively, residual cylinder was found to be less than or equal to 1 dioptre in 90% of eyes. After the implantation of toric IOL 58.3% of patients were spectacle independent.
Conclusion: Implantation of toric IOL in patients with pre-existing corneal astigmatism have a favourable visual outcome and significant proportion of patients can become spectacle independent.PRESENTATION NOT RECEIVED FROM THE AUTHOR.
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