Comparison of patient outcomes after implantation of Visian toric implantable collamer lens and iris-fixated toric phakic intraocular lens

S. Y. Lee, H. J. Kwon, H. S. Ahn, K. Y. Seo, E. K. Kim, T. I. Kim

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PurposeWe compared visual and refractive outcomes after implantation of Visian toric implantable collamer lenses (toric ICLs) and iris-fixated toric pIOLs (toric Artisans).Patients and methodsA comparative retrospective analysis was performed. Toric ICLs were implanted into 30 eyes of 18 patients, and toric Artisans into 31 eyes of 22 recipients. We measured the logarithms of the minimum angle of resolution of uncorrected visual acuity (logMAR UCVA), logMAR of best spectacle-corrected corrected VA (logMAR BSCVA), MR, SE, and astigmatism (by the power vector method) before surgery and 1, 3, and 6 months thereafter. Differences between patients receiving each type of lens were compared by using a mixed model of repeated measures.ResultsVisual improvements were evident after operation in both groups. By comparing the attempted to the achieved SE values, we were able to confirm that correction of refractive error was similar in both groups. However, the logMAR UCVA was significantly higher in the toric ICL group at all postoperative time points. Although manifest cylinder power and astigmatism (calculated by using the power vector method) gradually decreased in the toric ICL group, cylinder power 1 month postoperatively increased from-2.62 to-2.75 D; astigmatism was also increased at this time in the toric Artisan group.ConclusionThe two tested toric pIOLs were similar in terms of the ability to correct refractive error, as assessed 3 months postoperatively. However toric ICLs corrected astigmatism more rapidly and safely. Notably, the large difference in astigmatism level between the two groups 1 month postoperatively indicates that toric ICLs are more effective when used to correct astigmatism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1409-1417
Number of pages9
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Nov

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Funding Information:
This work was partially supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korea government (MEST No. 2010-0022006) and Converging Research Center Program through the NRF funded by the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology (2010K001134).

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems


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