This procedure is a kind of Lens Implant that can cure astigmatism. If you are a patient who suffers from both cataract and astigmatism, then this implant is ideal for you. This reduces your need for eyeglasses following the surgery. Before, patients had no option to correct their astigmatism after cataract surgery, but now with the innovation of the optics of intraocular lens, the correction for astigmatism is possible.
Astigmatism is an eye problem due to the cornea shaped like an oval rather than round. This particular eye problem may happen in different levels in every eye and can be accompanied by certain conditions of nearsightedness or farsightedness. For patients afflicted with astigmatism, images seen may look blurred. Usually, it can also be accompanied with any type of refractive problem.
For those patients suffering from astigmatism, and do not want to wear eyeglasses anymore to see perfectly afar, selecting a Toric Lens Implant is a great option. This particular implant can aid patients to see clearly without the use of glasses for important activities that need clear visual at a distance. Toric intraocular lens technology utilizes biocompatible materials that are known to be safe for the eye because it has already been used in contact lenses.
The Toric Lens is a bendable, one piece lens that is positioned in place of the murky lens during the cataract surgery. Its design makes it probable to minimize or eradicate corneal astigmatism and notable enhancement of distance vision. According to the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) of the United States, the Toric Lens Implants minimize the exact residual astigmatism. About 61% of people who have been implanted with the Toric lens in one eye accomplished good vision at a far distance in the absence of glasses. Around 97% became independent to eyeglasses.