Correction of Astigmatism with Toric IOL After Previous RK. By Chirag R. Shah MD; H. V. Gimbel MD, MPH; A. Dardzhikova MD Authors have no financial interest. ASCRS 2008. Correction of Astigmatism with Toric IOL After Previous RK.
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To report the astigmatism and myopic correction after cataract surgery using the Alcon Toric IOL (TIOL) in an eye with previous RK
Case Report documents patient’s ophthalmic history of RK and RK enhancement surgery. Derived and measured keratometry was used for various IOL power calculation formulas. TIOL calculation, incision used, and targeted correction are discussed.
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The TIOL is a safe and effective alternative to bioptic procedures, or limbal relaxing incisions, or AK, in cataract eyes especially when the latter cannot be performed as in this case of previous RK.