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A 60-year-old female asked:

I have significant astigmatism, is doing cataract surgery with a lens. surgeon said the lens can only correct 10 to 25% astigmatism. is it worthy?

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
High Astigmatism : I'd get a second opinion regarding this. If your astigmatism is so high that a toric IOL is only able to correct 10-25%, of you astigmatism, I'm wondering whether you have an underlying corneal degenerative condition, like keratoconus. An acrysof toric will correct a max of about 4 diopters. If what has been measured is 75% more or about 7 diopters oF astigmatism, it's not worth it in my opinion.

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