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Toric Lens Implants

AcrySof® IQ Toric IOL Astigmatic Premium Lens Implants Correct Your Astigmatism Toric-IOL

There are options available for patients that have astigmatism and need an IOL for after cataract removal. The AcrySof IQ Toric IOL is an artificial lens which is ideal for individuals who have cataracts and also suffer from astigmatism. This lens is designed for the implant lens to correct your eye’s natural astigmatism at the time of surgery.

Astigmatism is caused by an irregularly shaped cornea, or in the case of lenticular astigmatism, an irregularly shaped lens that results in blurred vision. Since the Toric IOL is convex on both sides, it allows for the correction of both these types of astigmatism. Before the Toric IOL, cataract patients with astigmatism would often undergo another procedure, called astigmatic keratotomy which involved creating incisions in the cornea to adjust the corneal shape.

It is important that you speak with your surgeon or a member of our Cataract Surgery Team to determine if you are a candidate for astigmatism-correcting IOLs.

If you suffer from astigmatism, you have blurry vision at all distances due to an irregular curvature of your cornea. Astigmatism typically occurs along with nearsightedness or farsightedness. Toric premium IOL implants correct for these combinations so that you may never have to wear glasses for driving, watching TV or other distance-related activities following cataract surgery or refractive lensectomy. You’ll be able to enjoy most of your normal activities without ever worrying about eyewear, but you will probably need to wear reading glasses sometimes.

There are options available for patients that have astigmatism and need an IOL for after cataract removal. The AcrySof IQ Toric IOL is an artificial lens which is ideal for individuals who have cataracts and also suffer from astigmatism. This lens is designed for the implant lens to correct your eye’s natural astigmatism at the time of surgery.

Astigmatism is caused by an irregularly shaped cornea, or in the case of lenticular astigmatism, an irregularly shaped lens that results in blurred vision. Since the Toric IOL is convex on both sides, it allows for the correction of both these types of astigmatism. Before the Toric IOL, cataract patients with astigmatism would often undergo another procedure, called astigmatic keratotomy which involved creating incisions in the cornea to adjust the corneal shape.

It is important that you speak with your surgeon or a member of our Cataract Surgery Team to determine if you are a candidate for astigmatism-correcting IOLs.

Vision Plans and Insurance
Our insurance specialists will work with you to discuss your coverage and payment options. For example, most Medicare supplemental insurance and private insurance policies cover cataract surgery, but there is an additional fee for premium IOL implants and Laser Cataract Surgery.

 

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