There was a time when cataract surgery could only restore a patient’s distance vision. But today, thanks to the breakthrough AcrySof® TORIC intraocular lens (IOL), we can correct the cataracts that may be clouding your vision—and the astigmatism that may be distorting your vision—all at the same time.
What Is Astigmatism?
Sometimes, the surface of the cornea is curved in such a way that vision becomes distorted or blurred. A person who has both cataracts and a corneal astigmatism will not regain high-quality distance vision after cataract surgery unless the astigmatism is also corrected.
The AcrySof® Toric intraocular lens (IOL) replaces your eye’s natural clouded lens during cataract surgery. It has the ability to reduce or eliminate astigmatism at the same time it corrects cataracts. The result is typically improved distance vision, and less dependence on spectacles. However, most patients still need corrective lenses for near and intermediate tasks. The Toric lens also filters out harmful ultraviolet and blue light.
With the Toric lens, your distance vision can be clear and vibrant, giving you the power to see your best and be your best.
Rest assured that cataract surgery is one of the safest and most effective procedures performed today. We simply make a tiny incision in your eye, remove its natural clouded lens, and replace it with a new lens. The actual surgery can take minutes and the results are permanent and life changing. Most patients are back to their normal activity the very next day.
To schedule your cataract evaluation, call 816.478.1230 today or click here to schedule an appointment.
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