To present two patients in whom phakic toric Implantable Collamer Lenses (toric ICL, STAAR Surgical) have been effective for the correction of high myopic astigmatism with stable keratoconus.
Both patients had a history of contact lens intolerance, and refraction and corneal topography were stable for 3 to 4 years. Preoperatively, the manifest refraction was –10.00 –6.00 x 100 in case 1 and –8.00 –2.75 x 100 in case 2.
Postoperatively, the manifest refraction was +0.50 –1.00 x 90 in case 1 and –0.25 –1.25 x 100 in case 2. Uncorrected visual acuity and best spectacle-corrected visual acuity were markedly improved after implantation in both patients. No progressive sign of keratoconus was seen during 1-year follow-up.
Phakic toric ICL implantation may be an alternative for the correction of high myopic astigmatism in eyes with stable keratoconus. [J Refract Surg. 2008;24:840-842.]
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
From the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Kitasato School of Medicine (Kamiya, Shimizu, Ando, Fujisawa), Kanagawa, and Asato Eye Clinic (Asato), Okinawa, Japan.
The authors have no financial or proprietary interest in the materials presented herein.
Correspondence: Kazutaka Kamiya, MD, PhD, Dept of Ophthalmology, University of Kitasato School of Medicine, 1-15-1 Kitasato, Sagamihara, Kanagawa, 228-8555, Japan. Tel: 81 42 778 9012; Fax: 81 42 778 9920; E-mail: email@example.com
Received: August 27, 2007
Accepted: May 6, 2008
Posted online: May 30, 2008