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25. Kongress der Deutschsprachigen Gesellschaft für Intraokularlinsen-Implantation, Interventionelle und Refraktive Chirurgie (DGII)

Gesellschaft für Intraokularlinsen-Implantation, Interventionelle und Refraktive Chirurgie

10.03. - 12.03.2011, Frankfurt/Main

Intraoperative keratometry for toric IOL and LRI (optional)

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  • T. Oshika - Ibaraki, Japan

Deutschsprachige Gesellschaft für Intraokularlinsen-Implantation, Interventionelle und Refraktive Chirurgie. 25. Kongress der Deutschsprachigen Gesellschaft für Intraokularlinsen-Implantation, Interventionelle und Refraktive Chirurgie (DGII). Frankfurt/Main, 10.-12.03.2011. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2011. Doc11dgii075

DOI: 10.3205/11dgii075, URN: urn:nbn:de:0183-11dgii0753

Published: March 9, 2011

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Precise marking of the corneal steepest axis is important to optimize the surgical results with a toric IOL. Preoperative marking, however, can be inaccurate due to tilt of patient’s face, rotation of the eye, incorrect placement of the marker, and so on. We have developed a new intraoperative keratometry to measure the power and axis of corneal astigmatism. This system can be used under the surgical microscope so that the steepest meridian is marked after the measurements. The measurement accuracy is within 5 degrees. In case of LRI, intraoperative keratometry can be used to confirm whether the amount of astigmatic correction is sufficient or not.