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Kalaydzhiev A.,Military Medical Academy Plovdiv | Voynov L.,Military Medical Academy Sofia
Biotechnology and Biotechnological Equipment | Year: 2013

Here we present our experience and clinical results of toric intraocular lens (IOL) implantation for pre-existing astigmatism correction. Fifty-three eyes of 47 patients underwent uncomplicated phacoemulsification and were implanted with an Acrysof© Toric IOL. Uncorrected visual acuity, residual astigmatism, and postoperative rotation of the IOL were determined six months after the operation. The uncorrected visual acuity was ≥16/20 in 53 eyes (100 %) and ≥20/20 in 42 of these 53 eyes (78.57 %). The mean toric IOL axis rotation was 1.5° ± 1.5° (range 1.0°-6.0°) six months after surgery. Implantation of one-piece hydrophobic acrylic toric IOLs appears to have good stability, which enhances the visual outcome and emerges as an attractive alternative for correction of refractive astigmatism. © Biotechnol. & Biotechnol. Eq.

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