Toric Lens Implants
A toric intraocular lens treats both cataracts and astigmatism with one procedure. Typically, patients who undergo cataract surgery receive a monofocal intraocular lens (IOL) that does not correct pre-existing vision problems, such as corneal astigmatism. To obtain the highest quality vision, if a patient has astigmatism, astigmatism must also be corrected.
A toric or astigmatism lens corrects preexisting astigmatism by refractive astigmatism reduction which is accomplished by an astigmatism correction in the IOL. During surgery, the IOL must be precisely positioned at the axis of astigmatism in the eye. This is accomplished by externally marking the eye prior to surgery and by using an intraoperative aberrometer to ensure precise implantation of the toric IOL.
What are the benefits of Toric Lens Implants?
The toric lens implants provide a better quality of uncorrected vision even with low to higher levels of astigmatism when compared to regular or spherical lens implants. A toric lens implant will bring the image into sharper focus on the retina even with the presence of mild residual astigmatism when compared to non-toric or regular implants.
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Dr. David Aizuss from Ophthalmology Associates of the Valley proudly provides, Encino, West Hills, Calabasas, Agoura Hills, Tarzana, Woodland Hills, Sherman Hills, and Reseda, CA with toric lens implants. Call today for your consultation at (818) 907-1038 or complete a Contact Form here!