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J Refract Surg. 2015 Jul;31(7):431-6. doi: 10.3928/1081597X-20150518-11.

Clinical Outcomes and Capsular Bag Stability of a Four-Point Haptic Bitoric Intraocular Lens.



To evaluate the visual, refractive, and aberrometric outcomes of a bitoric intraocular lens (IOL) and its stability and alignment within the capsular bag.


A retrospective study including 41 eyes of 24 patients with preexisting corneal astigmatism of 0.75 diopters or greater undergoing cataract surgery with implantation of the bitoric IOL AT TORBI 709M (Carl Zeiss Meditec, Jena, Germany). Visual and refractive outcomes were evaluated during a 3-month follow-up period. The misalignment between intended and real axis and the levels of corneal, internal, and ocular aberrations (KR-1W; Topcon, Tokyo, Japan) were also evaluated.


A total of 76% and 97% of eyes had a postoperative spherical equivalent within ± 0.50 and ± 1.00 diopters of emmetropia, respectively. Likewise, a total of 86% and 95% of eyes had a postoperative absolute value of refractive cylinder of 0.50 or less and 1.00 or less diopters, respectively. Mean postoperative corrected distance visual acuity was 0.00 logMAR (20/20 Snellen). Mean values of postoperative monocular and binocular uncorrected distance visual acuity were 0.10 and 0.00 logMAR (20/25 and 20/20 Snellen), respectively. The aberrometric analysis confirmed that the magnitude of ocular higher-order aberrations was mainly due to corneal optics and that the corneal astigmatism correction was sufficient with the toric IOL. Mean absolute IOL misalignment was 3.5° with values ranging from 0° to 10°.


The bitoric IOL AT TORBI 709M is able to provide a predictable correction of corneal astigmatism with low postoperative levels of ocular higher-order aberrations.

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