If you have astigmatism and have been diagnosed with cataracts, the Acrysof IQ Toric® IOL may be the best Premium Lens Implant option for you. Astigmatism is refractive error preventing patients from seeing objects clearly from a distance or up close. With an astigmatism, the light is focused unevenly due to asymmetric steepening of the cornea. This causes images to look shadowed or blurry.
Before the development of the Acrysof IQ Toric® IOL, there were no existing options to have astigmatism correction built directly into the lens. Cataract surgeons would typically have to perform refractive surgery or LASIK after the insertion of an intraocular lens to complete the visual picture.
Fortunately, practices like the Weston and Pannu Laser & Vision Institute are now able to offer cataract removal and astigmatism correction in one eye surgery procedure! The unique design of the AcrySof Toric IOL makes it possible to reduce or eliminate corneal astigmatism and significantly improve uncorrected distance vision. In fact, Toric IOLs provide excellent distance vision, completely independent of eyeglasses and contact lenses and cataract surgery patients report improved contrast sensitivity in low-light situations, and improved vision in challenging environments like driving at night, glare of oncoming headlights, and fog.
If you are a cataract surgery candidate, who has been told that they also suffer from an astigmatism, in the South Florida areas of Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, and Miami, Pannu and Weston Laser & Vision Institute would be happy to talk with you about the Toric IOL.