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J Cataract Refract Surg. 2004 Feb;30(2):499-502.

Implantation of a toric phakic intraocular lens to correct high corneal astigmatism in a patient with bilateral marginal corneal degeneration.

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Department of Ophthalmology, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. m.bartels@erasmusmc.nl

Abstract

We present a patient with marginal corneal degeneration and corneal astigmatism of more than 10.0 diopters (D). A toric phakic intraocular lens (IOL) of 7.0 D cylindrical power was implanted in both eyes to correct the high astigmatism. An uncorrected visual acuity of 20/40 was achieved in both eyes, and the best corrected visual acuity improved by 4 Snellen lines to 20/20 in both eyes. Refraction and visual acuity remained stable at 1.5 years postoperatively. Implantation of a toric phakic IOL can be an option to correct high corneal astigmatism even when the full corneal astigmatism cannot be treated.

PMID:
15030849
DOI:
10.1016/j.jcrs.2003.06.005
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