Astigmatism is an irregularity of the cornea shape, 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.
AcrySof IQ Toric® IOL
The AcrySof IQ Toric IOL is an ideal solution for patients with both cataracts and astigmatism. Astigmatism is a common condition that causes blurred vision due to the irregular shape of the cornea or lens. Traditional IOLs can correct for nearsightedness or farsightedness but not astigmatism. This technologically advanced 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. The AcrySof IQ Toric IOL lens is made from a soft, foldable material that can be inserted through a small incision and then unfolded inside the eye. It has a unique design that allows it to rotate into the correct position, aligning with the astigmatism axis of the eye. This ensures that the lens provides the most effective correction possible.
The AcrySof IQ Toric IOL is also designed to reduce glare and halos, which are common side effects of traditional IOLs. This can greatly improve the quality of life for patients who have undergone cataract surgery. The lens is suitable for patients with both regular and irregular astigmatism, and it can be used in conjunction with other IOLs to correct for nearsightedness or farsightedness. It is also available in a range of powers and sizes to accommodate the unique needs of each patient.