Toric IOL safe, effective in reducing corneal astigmatism

July 1, 2003

San Francisco-Interim results from a prospective study comparing the foldable, single-piece, acrylic toric IOL (model SA60TT, AcrySof Toric, Alcon) with its spherical counterpart (model SA60AT, AcrySof, Alcon) indicate the toric device is stable in the bag and effective in reducing corneal astigmatism to provide improved uncorrected visual acuity (UCVA) relative to the control, said Edward J. Holland, MD, at the annual meeting of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.