Economic evaluation of toric intraocular lens: a short- and long-term decision analytic model.

@article{Pineda2010EconomicEO,
  title={Economic evaluation of toric intraocular lens: a short- and long-term decision analytic model.},
  author={Roberto Pineda and Svetlana Denevich and Won Chan Lee and Curtis R. Waycaster and Chris L. Pashos},
  journal={Archives of ophthalmology},
  year={2010},
  volume={128 7},
  pages={834-40}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the economic value of improved uncorrected visual acuity among patients with cataract and preexisting astigmatism treated with toric intraocular lenses (IOLs) compared with conventional monofocal IOLs. METHODS We developed a decision analytic model of hypothetical patients with preexisting astigmatism. We examined costs and outcomes among patients 65 years and older with cataract and preexisting astigmatism (1.5-3.0 diopters) who were receiving either toric or conventional… CONTINUE READING