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The latest addition to the TECNIS® platform of 1-Piece IOLs, the TECNIS® Toric provides the stability and precision you seek in astigmatism correction with the proven, advanced optics, materials and design found in every TECNIS® IOL.

  • Tri-Fix 3-Point fixation desiged for excellent stability
  • The precision and predictability of the proven TECNIS® IOL platform
  • Sharper vision due to spherical aberration correction (1,2)
  • Proprietary hydrophobic acrylic material for reduced chromatic aberration
  • Wide range of diopters for greater patient access

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The TECNIS® Toric IOL is currently CE Marked in all EU countries. It is also approved in New Zealand.

Indications and Important Safety Information

TECNIS® Toric 1-Piece IOL


Do not use the lens if the package has been damaged. The sterility of the lens may have been compromised.

Device Description

The TECNIS® Toric 1-piece lens is an ultraviolet-light absorbing posterior chamber intraocular lens (IOL) which compensates for corneal spherical aberrations and corneal astigmatism. It is designed to be positioned in the lens capsule where the lens should replace the optical function of the natural crystalline lens. The TECNIS® Toric 1-piece IOL incorporates a proprietary wavefront-designed toric aspheric optic with a squared posterior optic edge designed to provide a 360 degree barrier. The edge of the optic has a frosted design to reduce potential edge glare effects. The anteriorly located cylinder axis marks denote the meridian with the lowest power.

Indications For Use

The TECNIS® Toric 1-piece lens is indicated for the visual correction of aphakia and pre-existing corneal astigmatism in adult patients with or without presbyopia, in whom a cataractous lens has been removed by extracapsular cataract extraction and who desire improved uncorrected distance vision, reduction of residual refractive cylinder and increased spectacle independence for distance vision. This device is intended to be placed in the capsular bag.


  1. Do not resterilize the lens. Most sterilizers are not equipped to sterilize the soft acrylic material without producing undesirable side effects.
  2. Do not soak or rinse the intraocular lens with any solution other than sterile balanced salt solution or sterile normal saline.
  3. Do not store the lens in direct sunlight or at a temperature greater than 113°F (45°C). Do not autoclave the intraocular lens.
  4. Please refer to the specific instructions for use provided with the insertion instrument or system for the amount of time the IOL can remain folded before the IOL must be discarded.
  5. When the insertion system is used improperly, the haptics of the TECNIS® Toric 1-piece lens may become broken. Please refer to the specific instructions for use provided with the insertion instrument or system.


Physicians considering lens implantation under any of the following circumstances should weigh the potential risk/benefit ratio:

  1. Patients with recurrent severe anterior or posterior segment inflammation or uveitis.
  2. Patients in whom the intraocular lens may affect the ability to observe, diagnose or treat posterior segment diseases.
  3. Surgical difficulties at the time of cataract extraction, which may increase the potential for complications (e.g., persistent bleeding, significant iris damage, uncontrolled positive pressure or significant vitreous prolapse or loss).
  4. A compromised eye due to previous trauma or developmental defects in which appropriate support of the IOL is not possible.
  5. Circumstances that would result in damage to the endothelium during implantation.
  6. Suspected microbial infection.
  7. Patients in whom neither the posterior capsule nor the zonules are intact enough to provide support for the IOL.
  8. Children under the age of 2 years are not suitable candidates for intraocular lenses.
  9. The TECNIS® Toric 1-piece IOL should be placed entirely in the capsular bag and should not be placed in the ciliary sulcus.
  10. Rotation of TECNIS® Toric 1-piece IOLs away from their intended axis can reduce their astigmatic correction. Misalignment greater than 30° may increase postoperative refractive cylinder. If necessary, lens repositioning should occur as early as possible prior to lens
  11. Carefully remove all viscoelastic from the capsular bag. Residual viscoelastic may allow the lens to rotate, causing misalignment of the TECNIS® Toric 1-piece IOL with the intended axis of placement.

Adverse Events

Potential adverse events during or following surgery of the TECNIS® Toric 1-piece lens may include but are not limited to:

  • Endophthalmitis
  • Hypopyon
  • Pupillary block
  • Retinal detachment
  • Acute corneal decompensation
  • Secondary surgical intervention (including implant repositioning, removal, AC tap or other surgical procedure).


Reference the Directions for Use for a complete listing of indications, warnings, and precautions.


  1. TECNIS® Toric Foldable Posterior Chamber Intraocular Lens [package insert]. Santa Ana, Calif: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.
  2. Zhao H, Piers PA, Mainster MA. The additive effects of different optical design elements contributing to contrast loss in pseudophakic eyes implanted with different aspheric IOLs. Presented at 27th Congress of the ESCRS; 2009 Sep 4–8; Barcelona, Spain.

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