Purpose: To evaluate the efficacy and rotational stability of the MicroSil 6116TU foldable 3-piece silicone toric intraocular lens (IOL) (HumanOptics).
Setting: Department of Ophthalmology, Hillingdon Hospital, Uxbridge, Middlesex, United Kingdom.
Methods: This prospective observational study included 21 eyes of 14 consecutive patients with more than 1.50 diopters (D) of preexisting corneal astigmatism having cataract surgery. Phacoemulsification was performed, and a MicroSil 6116TU toric IOL was inserted through a 3.4 mm temporal corneal incision. LogMAR uncorrected visual acuity (UCVA), best corrected visual acuity, refraction, keratometry, and cylinder axis of the toric IOL were measured.
Results: The mean preoperative refractive and keratometric astigmatism was 3.52 D +/- 1.11 (SD) and 3.08 +/- 0.76 D, respectively. Six months postoperatively, the logMAR UCVA in eyes without ocular comorbidity (n = 14) was 0.20 +/- 0.15 (Snellen 20/32). Seventy-nine percent (11 eyes) had a visual acuity of 0.24 (Snellen 20/35) or better. The mean refractive astigmatism at 6 months was 1.23 +/- 0.90 D. Vector analysis using the Holladay-Cravy-Koch method showed a mean reduction in refractive astigmatism of 2.16 +/- 2.33 D. The mean difference between intended and achieved cylinder axis at 6 months was 5.2 degrees (range 0 to 15 degrees). No IOL rotated more than 5 degrees during the follow-up period.
Conclusions: The MicroSil 6116TU toric IOL reduced visually significant keratometric astigmatism and increased spectacle independence. The IOL was stable in the capsular bag, showing no significant rotation up to 6 months postoperatively.