Surgeon offers insight for optimizing outcomes with toric IOLs

MILAN — As surgeons are using toric IOLs more frequently, it is important to optimize their potential, according to a specialist here. “First of all, keep patients out of contact lenses for some time, particularly if they use rigid gas permeable lenses, because they can influence the shape of the cornea. Some patients have been on RGP lenses for decades, and it takes weeks to get back to corneal stability,” Jay S. Pepose, MD, said at the annual joint meeting of Ocular Surgery News and the Italian Society of Ophthalmology.

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