Partial visual rehabilitation using a toric implantable collamer lens in a patient with keratoconus: a case report with 20 months of follow-up

Korean J Ophthalmol. 2013 Jun;27(3):211-4. doi: 10.3341/kjo.2013.27.3.211. Epub 2013 Apr 30.


We report the case of a 37-year-old man with a high myopic keratoconus eye that was treated with a posterior chamber toric implantable collamer lens (ICL) in Korea. The patient had a history of contact lens intolerance and did not want to have a corneal transplantation. His uncorrected visual acuity (UCVA) and best spectacle corrected visual acuity were 0.02 and 0.4 in the left eye, respectively. Preoperatively, the manifest refraction was -12.0 -3.5 × 30A. Postoperatively, the manifest refraction was -1.75 × 180A. UCVA improved markedly after implantation. No intraoperative or postoperative complications were observed during 20 months of follow-up. Toric ICL implantation may be a possible alternative surgical option for the visual rehabilitation of high myopic astigmatism in keratoconus patients with rigid gas permeable contact lens intolerance and in patients who do not want to get a corneal transplant.

Keywords: Astigmatism; High myopia; Keratoconus; Toric implantable collamer lens.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Keratoconus / rehabilitation*
  • Keratoconus / surgery*
  • Lens Implantation, Intraocular*
  • Male
  • Phakic Intraocular Lenses*
  • Visual Acuity*