Use of Toric IOLs in the Correction of Astigmatism with Cataract Surgery

  • Hamza N. Khan
  • Jean-Luc FebbraroEmail author


  • Toric IOLS provide a safe and effective means of correcting astigmatism at the time of cataract surgery. Little additional risk is involved.

  • Careful surgical planning involves precise preoperative evaluation of the ocular surface, refractive characteristics, and the use of alignment systems.

  • Improvements in IOL design and materials have reduced the need for postoperative enhancements due to IOL rotation.

  • Alignment remains an area of rapid technologic development with intraoperative guidance using microscope-integrated or “heads-up” displays becoming available.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of British ColumbiaVictoriaCanada
  2. 2.Rothschild FoundationParisFrance

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