Videos and Resources: AcrySof® IQ Toric IOLs

Use the following resources to learn more about implanting AcrySof® IQ Toric IOLs and to educate your staff and patients about toric lenses.

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Tutorial Videos

Implementing Toric IOLs in Your Practice

Learn the simple steps of implanting a toric IOL.


Implementing Toric IOLs in Your Practice

Learn the simple steps of implanting a toric IOL.


Talking to Cataract Patients About Toric Lenses

See an example of how to explain toric lenses to cataract patients.


Talking to Cataract Patients About Toric Lenses

See an example of how to explain toric lenses to cataract patients.


Evaluating Corneal Curvature

Bonnie Henderson, MD, explains the four methods for evaluating the corneal curvature.


Evaluating Corneal Curvature*

Bonnie Henderson, MD, explains the four methods for evaluating the corneal curvature.


Using the Toric Calculator

Watch a step-by-step tutorial on how to use the AcrySof® IQ Toric IOL Calculator.


Using the Toric Calculator

Watch a step-by-step tutorial on how to use the AcrySof® IQ Toric IOL Calculator.


Marking the Eye

Watch as Richard Tipperman, MD, walks through the process of marking the eye.


Watch as Richard Tipperman, MD, walks through the eye marking process

Marking the Eye*

Watch as Richard Tipperman, MD, walks through the process of marking the eye.


Reference Marking

See an animated demonstration of the process of reference marking the eye.


Reference Marking

See an animated demonstration of the process of reference marking the eye.


Axis Marking

See an animated demonstration of the process of axis marking the eye.


Axis Marking

See an animated demonstration of the process of axis marking the eye.


Aligning the IOL

See an animated demonstration of implantation and toric alignment.


Aligning the IOL

See an animated demonstration of implantation and toric alignment.


Surgical Technicians and Toric IOL Patients

Learn how technicians can assist with educating patients on astigmatism and understanding the toric IOL option.


Surgical Technicians and Toric IOL Patients

Learn how technicians can assist with educating patients on astigmatism and understanding the toric IOL option.


*Surgeon is a paid consultant for Alcon.

Surgical Videos

Toric Surgery with Dr. Richard Tipperman*

Richard Tipperman, MD, performs cataract surgery using an AcrySof® IQ Toric IOL.

Toric Surgery with Dr. Richard Tipperman*

Richard Tipperman, MD, performs cataract surgery using an AcrySof® IQ Toric IOL.

*Surgeon is a paid consultant for Alcon.

Patient Resources

AcrySof® IQ Toric placemat

AcrySof® IQ Toric Placemat

A one-sheet comparison of simulated vision with AcrySof® IQ Toric IOLs versus monofocal IOLs and uncorrected vision for astigmatic cataract patients.

AcrySof® IQ Toric Poster

An overview of cataracts, astigmatism and the key steps in cataract surgery for astigmatic cataract patients.

Beyond Vision Define Magazine for Patients

An educational magazine for cataract patients providing vision correction options, patient stories and information on toric IOLs.


AcrySof® IQ Toric patient brochure

AcrySof® IQ Toric Patient Brochure

A patient brochure including information on astigmatism and AcrySof® IQ Toric IOLs.



Staff and Surgeon Resources

Toric calculator

AcrySof® Toric IOL Calculator

Use the toric calculator to help select an appropriate lens and help determine your surgical plan.


Surgeon Brochure

AcrySof® IQ Toric IOL Surgeon Brochure

Get details and data on the AcrySof® IQ Toric IOL.


AcrySof® IQ toric IOL Directions for Use

AcrySof® IQ Toric IOL Directions for Use

View the AcrySof® IQ Toric IOL Directions for Use.


SIA Calculator

Dr. Hill’s SIA Calculator*

Use Dr. Hill’s SIA Calculator to track your SIA over a number of cases and find your estimated range.


Toric results analyzer

Toric Results Analyzer

Use this website during post-op assessment to determine if rotating the toric IOL will decrease residual astigmatism.


*Surgeon is a paid consultant for Alcon.
View Important Product Information for
AcrySof® IQ Toric IOL+

ACRYSOF® IQ TORIC INTRAOCULAR LENSES IMPORTANT PRODUCT INFORMATION

CAUTION: Federal (USA) law restricts this device to the sale by or on the order of a physician.

INDICATIONS: The AcrySof® IQ Toric posterior chamber intraocular lenses are intended for primary implantation in the capsular bag of the eye for visual correction of aphakia and pre-existing corneal astigmatism secondary to removal of a cataractous lens in adult patients with or without presbyopia, who desire improved uncorrected distance vision, reduction of residual refractive cylinder and increased spectacle independence for distance vision.

WARNINGS/PRECAUTIONS: Careful preoperative evaluation and sound clinical judgment should be used by the surgeon to decide the risk/benefit ratio before implanting a lens in a patient with any of the conditions described in the Directions for Use labeling. Toric IOLs should not be implanted if the posterior capsule is ruptured, if the zonules are damaged, or if a primary posterior capsulotomy is planned. Rotation can reduce astigmatic correction; if necessary lens repositioning should occur as early as possible prior to lens encapsulation. All viscoelastics should be removed from both the anterior and posterior sides of the lens; residual viscoelastics may allow the lens to rotate.

Optical theory suggests that high astigmatic patients (i.e., > 2.5 D) may experience spatial distortions. Possible toric IOL related factors may include residual cylindrical error or axis misalignments. Prior to surgery, physicians should provide prospective patients with a copy of the Patient Information Brochure available from Alcon for this product informing them of possible risks and benefits associated with the AcrySof® IQ Toric Cylinder Power IOLs.

Studies have shown that color vision discrimination is not adversely affected in individuals with the AcrySof® Natural IOL and normal color vision. The effect on vision of the AcrySof® Natural IOL in subjects with hereditary color vision defects and acquired color vision defects secondary to ocular disease (e.g., glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, chronic uveitis, and other retinal or optic nerve diseases) has not been studied. Do not resterilize; do not store over 45° C; use only sterile irrigating solutions such as BSS® or BSS PLUS® Sterile Intraocular Irrigating Solutions.

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

Click here to view the AcrySof® IQ Toric IOL Directions for Use (DFU).

ACRYSOF® IQ TORIC INTRAOCULAR LENSES IMPORTANT PRODUCT INFORMATION

CAUTION: Federal (USA) law restricts this device to the sale by or on the order of a physician.

INDICATIONS: The AcrySof® IQ Toric posterior chamber intraocular lenses are intended for primary implantation in the capsular bag of the eye for visual correction of aphakia and pre-existing corneal astigmatism secondary to removal of a cataractous lens in adult patients with or without presbyopia, who desire improved uncorrected distance vision, reduction of residual refractive cylinder and increased spectacle independence for distance vision.

WARNINGS/PRECAUTIONS: Careful preoperative evaluation and sound clinical judgment should be used by the surgeon to decide the risk/benefit ratio before implanting a lens in a patient with any of the conditions described in the Directions for Use labeling. Toric IOLs should not be implanted if the posterior capsule is ruptured, if the zonules are damaged, or if a primary posterior capsulotomy is planned. Rotation can reduce astigmatic correction; if necessary lens repositioning should occur as early as possible prior to lens encapsulation. All viscoelastics should be removed from both the anterior and posterior sides of the lens; residual viscoelastics may allow the lens to rotate.

Optical theory suggests that high astigmatic patients (i.e., > 2.5 D) may experience spatial distortions. Possible toric IOL related factors may include residual cylindrical error or axis misalignments. Prior to surgery, physicians should provide prospective patients with a copy of the Patient Information Brochure available from Alcon for this product informing them of possible risks and benefits associated with the AcrySof® IQ Toric Cylinder Power IOLs.

Studies have shown that color vision discrimination is not adversely affected in individuals with the AcrySof® Natural IOL and normal color vision. The effect on vision of the AcrySof® Natural IOL in subjects with hereditary color vision defects and acquired color vision defects secondary to ocular disease (e.g., glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, chronic uveitis, and other retinal or optic nerve diseases) has not been studied. Do not resterilize; do not store over 45° C; use only sterile irrigating solutions such as BSS® or BSS PLUS® Sterile Intraocular Irrigating Solutions.

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

Click here to view the AcrySof® IQ Toric IOL Directions for Use (DFU).