Objectives: To assess the stability of axis and patient satisfaction after toric visian implantable collamer lens (TICL) implantation for moderate to high myopic astigmatism.
Methods: Total 33 eyes of 21 consecutive patients who underwent implantation of TICL for the correction of moderate to high myopic astigmatism were recorded and a minimum follow-up of six months was performed. The deviation of axis of TICL was detected from one week to six months postoperatively. The evaluation of the visual functions was done by the same clinician at six months after surgery.
Results: The mean refractive cylinder decreased from -2.48±0.91 diopters (D) preoperatively to -0.54±0.25D and -0.50±0.19D at one week and six months after surgery respectively. Mean changes in astigmatism from one week to six months after surgery was 0.03±0.17D. The mean deviation of axis of TICL from one week to six months postoperatively was 2.48±1.25°(range,1°~ 6°) and no TICL required secondary repositioning. 14.3% patients felt difficult about the middle distant visual function (Reading Computer Screen). Evaluations of other visual functions were positive or very positive. Conclusions : Six months after implantation of the TICL, it showed slightly axis rotation and high satisfaction about the visual functions.
Keywords: Myopic astigmatism; Phakic eyes; Toric implantable collamer lens; Visual functions.