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2011-26: Efficacy and cost-effectiveness of toric intraocular lenses in correcting astigmatism in cataract surgery

Cataract
Medical devices and techniques
Investigator Initiated Research
Inclusion open since 1-2-2010

A recent innovation in cataract surgery consists of the introduction of toric intraocular lenses (IOLs) that can correct corneal astigmatism. It offers the opportunity for patients with substantial astigmatism to achieve optimal distance vision without using spectacles. Good near vision may subsequently be achieved with low-cost reading glasses. The primary objective of this study is to compare the quality of vision following toric IOL implantation and monofocal IOL implantation. The secondary objectives are to compare uncorrected distance vision, spectacle dependence, residual refractive astigmatism, wavefront aberrations, contrast sensitivity, complication profile, costs of postoperative spectacles and cost-effectiveness.

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