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  • ISSN: 2474-1655
  • DOI: 10.25107/2474-1655
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Citation: Ann Clin Case Rep. 2017;2(1):1441.DOI: 10.25107/2474-1655.1441

A Case Report Describing Intraoperative Movement of Toric Intraocular Lens (IOL) In a Patient with Keratoconus and High Astigmatism

Alanna Wood, Erin Thornell and Smita Agarwal

Department of Ophthalmology, Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital, Australia
Department of Ophthalmology, Wollongong Eye Specialists, Australia

*Correspondance to: Alanna Wood 

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Background: We present a case of intraoperative rotation of a toric lens during cataract surgery in a patient with high irregular astigmatism as a result of keratoconus.Case
Presentation: Despite numerous attempts to stabilise intraoperatively, the intraocular lens (IOL) continued to rotate until a capsular tension ring (CTR) was inserted. Good centration and rotational stability was achieved and remained at follow-up.Conclusions: We propose the possibility of an irregularly shaped capsular bag in some patients with keratoconus and high astigmatism, potentially causing the IOL to rotate to a position that better accommodates the conformation of the capsular bag. Preoperative assessment of the shape of the capsular bag in patients with keratoconus may be beneficial in preventing intraoperative rotation of IOLs.


IOL; Rotational instability; Keratoconus; Astigmatism

Cite the Article:

Wood A, Thornell E, Agarwal S. A Case Report Describing Intraoperative Movement of Toric Intraocular Lens (IOL) In a Patient with Keratoconus and High Astigmatism. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2017; 2: 1441.

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