Recent advances in cataract surgery mean you now have several options for cataract treatment. In any case, the cloudy lens must be replaced by a synthetic one. We will work with you to select the most appropriate type of intraocular lens (IOL) for your vision and lifestyle needs. Your options include:
What is astigmatism?
Astigmatism is a common vision problem, usually caused by a cornea that is not perfectly round. (The cornea is the clear front surface of the eye.) As a result, light rays are not focused on one spot.
How is astigmatism treated?
If you have astigmatism, several options are available to correct the condition, including glasses and contact lenses. For cataract patients with astigmatism, a toric IOL is an excellent treatment option.
Am I a candidate for a multifocal or toric IOL?
During your cataract evaluation, your doctor will talk with you about your vision needs and what type of IOL is best for you. People with other eye conditions such as diabetic retinopathy or macular degenerations may not be good candidates for multifocal lenses.