Toric Lens Implants
Toric IOL’s are designed to help correct astigmatism in patients who have a cataract. Often, astigmatism can lead to blurred or impaired vision if it becomes moderate or severe. The blurred vision is caused as a result of the eye’s cornea having an irregular shape. A normal eye’s cornea and lens have a circular shape, but an eye with astigmatism has a longer, more oval shape.
Most astigmatisms are not severe enough to require surgery and can be corrected by wearing glasses or contact lenses. For cataract patients with pre-existing astigmatism, a Toric IOL could eliminate the need for glasses after surgery, because a Toric IOL has the ability to correct both their cataract and their astigmatism.