The COS Surgical Teaching Series (STS) 2015

Advanced Astigmatism and Toric IOL Management

Saturday, June 20, 2015
Carson C

A multimedia, practical-based program focused on advances in surgical techniques for the general ophthalmologist. This year’s focus is on advanced techniques in toric IOL implantation.

NOTE: This course is a corresponding didactic course for this year’s cataract surgery Skills Transfer Course.

Learning objectives

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Develop an understanding and improved surgical skills in managing astigmatism at the time of cataract surgery
  • Understand the role of posterior corneal astigmatism in toric IOL calculations
  • Develop strategies in toric IOL calculations in complex eyes

STS program chair

Devesh Varma


Takayuki Akahoshi
Warren Hill
Devesh Varma
Elizabeth Yeu


The preoperative measurement of astigmatism for toric IOLs – Warren Hill
Surgical management of astigmatism: anterior, posterior, really? – Elizabeth Yeu
New toric marking devices – Takayuki Akahosi
Digital markerless systems for toric IOL alignment – Ike Ahmed
Residual astigmatism after toric IOL implantation – All

NOTE: We have allocated 20 minutes for audience/panel discussion in this 90-minute session