Intraocular lenses for cataract surgery

Record ID 32018005337
Authors' objectives: What is the clinical effectiveness of cataract surgery using monofocal toric IOLs versus conventional monofocal IOLs with or without astigmatism-correcting spectacles for people with cataracts?
Authors' results and conclusions: A cataract is an opacity of the lens and is the leading cause of reversible visual impairment worldwide. There are no medical treatments for cataracts but surgical procedures that replace the lens with a synthetic lens (called an intraocular lens [IOL]) have shown to be effective for restoring vision. Premium lenses, including lenses to correct astigmatism (called toric lenses), are available but may not be covered by public or private health plans. Given that there is an increased cost associated with toric lenses, there is a need to evaluate their effectiveness compared to other available corrective options, including glasses.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2023
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Rapid Review
Country: Canada
MeSH Terms
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Extraction
  • Lens Implantation, Intraocular
  • Lenses, Intraocular
  • Visual Acuity
Organisation Name: Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health
Contact Address: 600-865 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1S 5S8 Canada. Tel: +1 613 226 2553; Fax: +1 613 226 5392;
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