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Total Keratometry Measured With a Swept-Source Optical Biometer Versus Anterior Keratometry: From Planning to Postoperative Results.

PURPOSE: To compare the influence of total keratometry (TK) versus anterior keratometry (K) measured with the swept-source optical biometer IOLMaster 700 (Carl Zeiss Meditec AG) on the planning of toric intraocular lenses (IOLs), and the error in predicted residual astigmatism (PRA).

METHODS: This single-center retrospective study included 247 eyes of 180 patients. In eyes undergoing cataract surgery, the optimal toric IOL was calculated based on K or TK measured with the IOLMaster 700. Two formulas were used to estimate IOL power: Holladay and Barrett Toric. Optimal cylinder power and alignment axis change induced by using TK versus K were reported. PRA by each calculation method was compared with manifest refractive astigmatism. Postoperative refractive astigmatism prediction error was calculated using vector analysis.

RESULTS: The optimal toric IOL based on TK compared with K was different in 39.3% of cases with the Holladay formula and 31.6% of cases with the Barrett Toric formula. The use of TK rather than K reduced the centroid error in PRA when calculated with the Holladay formula ( P < .001), but not when calculated with the Barrett Toric formula ( P = .19). The against-the-rule astigmatism subgroup analysis with the Barrett Toric formula showed a statistically significant decrease of centroid error in PRA with the use of TK compared with K ( P = .01).

CONCLUSIONS: TK compared with K measured with the IOL-Master 700 resulted in a change of optimal toric IOL in almost one-third of cases and decreased the error in PRA in patients with against-the-rule astigmatism. [ J Refract Surg . 2023;39(4):257-264.] .

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