toric IOLs

Irregular corneas pose challenges for toric IOLs
Trends in U.S. refractive surgery: 2015 ISRS surveyThe 2015 International Society of Refractive Surgery survey, the twentieth such survey and the seventh year published online, presents new findings about surgeons’ preferences in corneal and lens-based surgeries, premium intraocular lenses (IOLs), and femtosecond cataract surgery.
Digital marking system shows accuracy for toric IOL alignmentThough both ink marking and a newly introduced digital markerless system for toric IOL correction are effective, the digital system improved predictability and eliminated outliers in a comparison study.
On target: Accurate alignment of toric IOLsA digital markerless system can be considered more accurate than manual methods when attempting to align toric IOLs, said Daniel Black, MBBS, FRANZCO.
B+L introduces new innovations, productsBausch + Lomb presented several product innovations in pharmaceuticals, OTC offerings, IOLs, and surgical devices and equipment during the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Timing is everything when managing misaligned toric IOLsWhen misalignment of a toric IOL underlies a suboptimal outcome and the problem is identified during early postoperative follow-up, surgeons should not procrastinate about taking the patient back to the operating room for a repositioning procedure, said Roger F. Steinert, MD.
Closing cataract incisions: Sealant superior to suturesA hydrogel sealant demonstrated significant superiority to suturing for sealing incisions that were leaking when tested immediately after small-incision phacoemulsification and toric IOL implantation.
Blade versus laser for astigmatism correctionPatients have high expectations regarding cataract surgery outcomes, and anything less than perfect may be considered a failure, said Kendall E. Donaldson, MD, MS.
Toric IOLs versus incisionsWhile manual limbal relaxing incisions and femtosecond femtosecond astigmatic keratotomies can address mild to moderate astigmatism, toric IOLs are quite effective at all ranges of astigmatism, relates one surgeon.