Comparison of SRK/T and Haigis formulas for predicting corneal astigmatism correction with toric intraocular lenses

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Abstract

Purpose To compare the accuracy of the SRK/T and Haigis formulas for predicting corneal astigmatism correction with a toric intraocular lens (IOL). Setting Department of Ophthalmology, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea. Design Retrospective cross-sectional study. Methods Eyes with an Acrysof toric IOL were enrolled in the study. The corneal plane effective cylinder power of toric IOLs (target induced astigmatism vector [TIA]) predicted by the SRK/T and Haigis formulas were compared with the cylindrical correction achieved postoperatively (surgically induced astigmatism vector [SIA]). The magnitude of error was defined as the difference between the magnitudes of the SIA and TIA. The median absolute magnitudes of error predicted by the SRK/T and Haigis formulas were compared. The median absolute errors predicted by the 2 formulas were also compared. Results The mean postoperative SIA was 1.80 diopters (D) ± 0.55 (SD). The magnitude of error predicted by the SRK/T and Haigis formulas was 0.31 ± 0.40 D and 0.23 ± 0.40 D, respectively. The median absolute magnitude of error predicted by the Haigis formula was statistically significantly smaller than that predicted by the SRK/T formula (P <.001). The median absolute error predicted by the Haigis formula (0.35 D) was also statistically significantly smaller than that predicted by the SRK/T formula (0.43 D) (P =.003). Conclusion The Haigis formula was more accurate than the SRK/T formula not only in predicting the refractive outcome but also in predicting corneal astigmatism correction by toric IOLs. Financial Disclosure No author has a financial or proprietary interest in any material or method mentioned.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1650-1657
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Volume41
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems

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