AcrySof® IQ Toric IOL

Taking Precise Astigmatism Correction to the Next Level

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The latest in a long line of IOL innovations from Alcon, the new AcrySof® IQ Toric IOL takes the most trusted platform for precise astigmatism correction and adds the enhanced image quality of an aspheric lens, taking the toric IOL to a whole new level.


With the Combined Benefits of Toricity and Asphericity, the AcrySof® IQ Toric IOL Truly Offers the Best of Both Worlds

Astigmatism Correction

  • Unique toric design offers astigmatism patients the best opportunity for bilateral spectacle-independent distance vision
  • AcrySof® single-piece platform ensures exceptional rotational stability, with less than 4° average rotation 6 months after implantation
  • Range of cylinder powers includes patients with lower levels of astigmatism

Visual Performance

  • Proven aspheric technology reduces spherical and higher-order aberrations
  • Aspheric optic offers increased contrast sensitivity and improved functional vision in challenging environments
  • Proprietary blue light-filtering chromophore filters more than UV

Acrysof® IQ Toric IOL—Innovations in Precise Design

Take a closer look at what makes the AcrySof® IQ Toric the latest in IOL technology.

+ Biconvex Toric Aspheric Optic

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AcrySof® IQ Toric's soft acrylic biconvex toric aspheric optic:
  • Offers a high refractive index of 1.55
  • Maintains a full 6.0 mm optic, yet is capable of being folded prior to insertion, allowing placement through an incision smaller than the diameter of the lens
  • Provides a thinner lens profile, perfectly matched for the
    INTREPID® Micro-Coaxial System
  • Increased spectacle-independent distance vision1,2

With proven optics and excellent ease of implantation, AcrySof® IQ Toric offers your patients the outstanding outcomes they expect.

+ Posterior Toric Lens Surface

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AcrySof® IQ Toric's unique toric design offers patients:
  • Reduction of residual refractive cylinder
  • Increased spectacle-independent distance vision1,2

With AcrySof® IQ Toric, you give your astigmatism patients
the best opportunity for improved visual performance.

Estimated Distribution of Preoperative Cylinder

A wide range of cylinder powers means more potential candidates, including those with lower levels of astigmatism, can benefit from AcrySof® IQ Toric.2

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+ Anterior Aspheric Lens Surface

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AcrySof® IQ Toric is designed with negative spherical aberration to compensate for the positive spherical aberration of the cornea.**

A clinical study3 of the AcrySof® IQ aspheric IOL demonstrated a statistically significant:
  • Reduction in spherical and total higher order aberrations
  • Increase in mesopic contrast sensitivity
  • Improvement in functional vision

**The effects of this aspheric design feature have been clinically assessed on AcrySof® IQ IOL Model SN60WF.

The proven performance of the AcrySof® IQ Toric aspheric optic provides the enhanced image quality your astigmatism patients have been missing.

Spherical & total higher order aberrations 90—120 days after 2nd eye implant

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Statistically significant reduction in both spherical and total higher order aberrations.3

*Differences favor AcrySof® IQ overall and at each visit (p<0.0001).

Contrast sensitivity* in mesopic conditions 90—120 days after 2nd eye implant

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Statistically significant improvement3 in mesopic contrast sensitivity over the control lens in situations with and without glare at 6 cycles per degree (cpd) using the Vector Vision CSV-1000.§

*Contrast sensitivity was measured using Vector Vision CSV-1000.

§At 3 cpd, there was no significant change in mesopic contrast sensitivity.

Mean intra-individual differences (versus the control lens) in identification sight distances3 (n=44)

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When seconds matter, the AcrySof® IOL aspheric design makes a difference.


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Proven biomechanics and biomaterial provide exceptional rotational stability:

  • STABLEFORCE® haptics keep AcrySof® IQ Toric highly stable and centered in capsular bag2
  • Flexible haptic design provides optimal placement in capsular bag, regardless of size2
  • AcrySof® lens material binds to fibronectin, ensuring adhesion to the anterior/posterior capsule4

Together, these elements ensure AcrySof® IQ Toric stays right where you want it, with the majority of lenses rotating less than 5 degrees.1,2

Change in axis orientation from operative visit

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The amount of rotation seen in each AcrySof® IQ Toric IOL is independent of the amount of cylinder power present on the lens.

+ Cylinder Axis Marks

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The posterior surface of the AcrySof® IQ Toric IOL is marked with indentations at the haptic/optic junction that denote the flat meridian of the IOL.

  • The marks form an imaginary line representing the plus cylinder axis (Note: IOL cylinder steep meridian is 90° away)
  • Alignment of the AcrySof® IQ Toric IOL cylinder axis marks with the post-operative steep corneal meridian (intended axis of placement) allows the lens to correct astigmatism

To help optimize axis placement and ensure precise surgical planning, utilize the powerful, intuitive AcrySof® IQ Toric Calculator.

+ AcrySof® IQ Toric IOL Specifications

Model Number SN6AT3, SN6AT4, SN6AT5
Optic Diameter 6.0 mm
Overall Length 13.0 mm
Optic Type Biconvex Toric Aspheric Optic
IOL Powers (spherical equivalent diopters) +6.0 to +30.0 D
IOL Cylinder Powers 1.50 D, 2.25 D, and 3.00 D
Haptic Angulation 0 degrees (planar)
Haptic Configuration STABLEFORCE® modified L haptic
Suggested A-Constant 119.0
Refractive Index 1.55
Light Filtration UV and Blue Light

Provided as a guideline only.


  1. Based on unilateral clinical study results (Models SA60T3, SA60T4, SA60T5). See package insert.
  2. Data on file. Alcon, Inc.
  3. Results of a controlled, randomized, double-masked, multicenter, contralateral implant clinical study of the AcrySof® IQ IOL versus a spherical control lens. See Directions for Use.
  4. Linnola RJ, Sund M, Ylönen R, Pihlajaniemi T. Adhesion of soluble fibronectin, laminin, and collagen type IV to intraocular lens materials. J Cataract Refract Surg. 1999;25:1486-1491.