Contact lens management of keratoconus in a patient with residual astigmatism resulting from implantation of a toric intraocular lens



Toric intraocular lenses (IOLs) are increasingly being used at the time of cataract surgery to treat regular refractive astigmatism. This paper outlines the contact lens management of a patient with keratoconus, who had marked residual astigmatism post-operatively due to implantation of a toric IOL during cataract surgery. It is strongly recommended that toric IOLs should only be prescribed for patients who have mild forms of keratoconus, with only slight irregular astigmatism that has been stable for at least the previous 12 months and acceptable vision with spectacles.