Toric Intraocular Lens
Do you have both cataracts and astigmatism? Astigmatism is a common condition that usually occurs when the natural surface of your eye is misshapen. If you have astigmatism, chances are you’ve worn glasses or contact lenses for much of your life.
Today’s technology means you can treat both cataracts and astigmatism at once during cataract surgery. During surgery, your surgeon replaces the cataractous lens in your eye with a new lens, known as an intraocular lens (IOL). You can choose an IOL that can treat astigmatism as well as cataracts, allowing you to enjoy more activities with reduced dependency on glasses, including playing golf and driving a car.
The AcrySof® IQ Toric IOL can greatly reduce or even eliminate your need to ear glasses for clear distance vision, though you will likely still need glasses for reading.