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Improve the outcomes of Toric IOL implantation with optimized clinical decisions

XU Wen,  LI Qian   

  1. Eye Center,  the Second Affiliated Hospital,  College of Medicine,  Zhejiang University,  Hangzhou 310009,  China
  • Received:2018-02-08 Online:2018-03-25 Published:2018-03-24
  • Contact: XU Wen, Email: xuwen2003@zju.edu.cn


Toric intraocular lenses (IOL) implantation is an important choice to correct corneal astigmatism in cases undergoing cataract surgery. Toric IOL has been recognized by an increasing number of surgeons because of its favorable predictability and safety. However,  the outcomes after Toric IOL implantation are influenced by numerous factors:  right from the preoperative case selection,  detailed preoperative investigations,  accurate IOL selection and intraoperative alignment. Any mistakes would lead to a suboptimal result. To optimize the outcomes of Toric IOL implantation,  the surgical team need to pay more attention to the indications and contraindications of the operation,  make a personalized proposal for every single patient,  as well as ensure every standardized step of the operation. Accuracy is firmly required throughout the whole surgery. Making optimized clinical decisions helps improve the visual outcomes of cataract patients. (Ophthalmol CHN,  2018, 27:81-84)

Key words: cataract/surgery, astigmatism, Toric intraocular lens