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Toric IOL’s For Astigmatism

ToricAstigmatism is an irregularity of the shape of the cornea, and it generally presents itself in a person’s teens or early twenties. Astigmatism is typically hereditary and corrected by glasses and/or contact lenses. In the past decade, there have been many advances in the types and styles of intraocular lens implants implanted during cataract surgery. IOL’s are lenses that are placed in the eye after the natural lens (the cataract) has been removed. Until recently, these implanted lenses could not correct astigmatism, requiring patients to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses after cataract surgery.

With advancements in technology, this has changed! Chicago Cornea offers astigmatism correcting intraocular lenses, also called Toric IOL’s.

AcrySof IQ Toric® IOL

The AcrySof IQ Toric® IOL is an ideal solution for patients with both cataracts and astigmatism. This advanced technology IOL is designed to replace your clouded lens while also correcting your astigmatism in one step, improving your vision for activities that were previously restricted. The AcrySof IQ® Toric IOL can greatly reduce, or even eliminate, your need to wear glasses for sharp distance vision, though you will likely still need glasses for reading.

Clinical Study Data for the Acrysof IQ Toric® IOL:

  • 94% of patients achieved uncorrected distance of 20/40 or better
  • Improved contrast sensitivity in low-light situations
  • Significant reduction in both spherical and total high order aberrations
  • Improved functional vision in challenging environments such as night driving, glare, and fog

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