Treating Astigmatism With Toric Intraocular Lens

Toric Intraocular Lens
toric intraocular lens is a specially designed lens that is custom-fitted to correct your astigmatism to deliver sharper, better-focused vision without additional corrective eyeglasses or contact lenses. These lenses are implanted during cataract surgery where your natural lens is replaced.

What Is Astigmatism?

If your eye’s cornea or lens has a naturally irregular shape, light will not be processed properly by the retina. This leads to blurry or distorted vision and glare and halos in low-light conditions. By treating astigmatism with a toric intraocular lens, you can correct that, along with other symptoms associated with astigmatism, such as eye strain, headaches, difficulty with fine detail, and eye discomfort.

It can also significantly improve your night vision, although each patient may experience different results. With a toric intraocular lens procedure, you can expect vision improvements. While patient satisfaction is high with a toric intraocular lens in place, some patients may still need eyeglasses in certain situations.

Why Choose a Toric Intraocular Lens to Treat Astigmatism

Patients who have struggled with symptoms associated with astigmatism can enjoy multiple benefits by choosing a toric intraocular lens procedure. Of course, the most significant benefit is improved sight and quality of vision. Objects appear sharper, and focus is more precise. Additionally, a toric intraocular lens is a permanent correction for astigmatism, unlike eyeglasses or contact lenses. Finally, because the lenses are customized based on the patient’s precise eye measurements and unique shape, toric intraocular lenses deliver a more accurate vision correction than is possible with other solutions.

What Is a Toric Intraocular Lens Procedure Like?

A toric intraocular lens procedure is similar to conventional cataract surgery, where the eye’s natural lens is removed, and the toric intraocular lens is inserted in its place. Precision alignment by a skilled eye surgeon is crucial to ensure optimum success.

Following your post-operative care instructions is essential to ensure that your lens heals properly and remains in alignment. Occasionally, a toric intraocular lens may need a slight adjustment or modification after the initial surgery.

Who is Best Suited for a Toric Intraocular Lens Procedure to Treat Astigmatism?

Toric intraocular lens procedures are best suited for patients with significant astigmatism instead of those with only mild astigmatism. Consulting with our eye care professional is the best way to find out if you are a good fit for the procedure.

Explore Your Options for Precision Vision

Visit the Central Valley Eye Medical Group, Inc. to discover how we can help you attain precision vision. Call 209-952-3700 to schedule an appointment. We have offices in Stock, CA, Manteca, CA, and Modesto, CA, ensuring you are able to select the location that works best for you.

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