Today’s cataract patient demands excellent vision after surgery, and wants their astigmatism and refractive error corrected at the same time.There are two ways we correct pre-existing astigmatism during cataract surgery.The most advanced method uses a new type of lens implant, called a Toric lens, which incorporates unique optics to compensate for specific deficiencies in your vision.
This means, after cataract surgery, you will be able to see objects far away.
However, you will need glasses for reading and any type of close detailed work.
Monofocal IOLs have been the standard implant used for decades to help patients see after a cataract is removed.
Once your cataract is removed, a new lens implant is inserted to replace it.
Your lens implant choice will determine your vision after cataract surgery.
There are many different types of intraocular lens implants (IOLs) to choose from.In addition, many people with clear lenses are opting for lens exchange to improve near and distance vision. You have three categories of lens implant to choose from.Millions of monofocal IOLs have been successfully implanted providing cataract patients with clear distance vision.Astigmatism Management is a vital new area of cataract surgery.Astigmatism is a common condition where your eye is out-of-round, shaped more like a football than a basketball.Your vision is potentially affected by two types of astigmatism — corneal and lenticular — and we can correct both with new astigmatism management tools.