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Cataract Surgery Toric Lens
Good option: For those with moderate to significant astigmatism, which is a good portion of the population, choosing a toric lens implant for your cataract surgery will reduce your dependence on glasses post surgery. I advise my patients who have astigmatism to opt for a toric lens if they can afford the premium cost. If they can't, glasses will correct the astigmatism post surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye, which should normally be clear. Cataracts are usually painless and develop slowly, causing a gradual worsening of vision. Cataracts will affect the vision of most individuals by the time they are at the age of 75, but risk factors speeding up their development include diabetes, too much exposure to UV light (sunlight), ...Read more
Toric IOL: Toric implants correct for astigmatism & distance vision though usually do not correct for reading unless is a Trulign (Crystalens Toric) or Restor Toric (still not available in US). Vision usually much clearer if all astigmatism corrected; rotation of toric can increase the risk of visual distortion more than monofocals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had cataract surgery 2 years ago and a toric lens placed in my left eye. It was never right. Can it be redone? I had lasik surgery in the same eye.
I had cataract surgery in both eyes a year ago. I am left with a terrible astigmatism in my left eye. The right eye is fine. Can the toric lens he used be removed and a standard lens be put in?
Yes: However, you need to find out why you still have astigmatism. The toric lens should have corrected that. Either your astigmatism is stronger than what the lens could correct, the toric lens is not placed or oriented in the ideal position, or something else besides astigmatism is causing your symptoms. Before removing any lens, the cause of your symptoms needs to be identified. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lens options: There are 3 key options for cataract surgery: monofocal (give you ability to see 1 distance); multifocal (see multiple distances but risk of glare/halos); accommodative lenses (allow multiple distances; less risk of glare; but may not work as well for reading vision especially over time). More info: firstname.lastname@example.org Visionary Ophthalmology, Rockville, MD ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you tell me if you've seen anyone who undergone cataract surgery and replaced the lens with accommodative iol.How do you feel the result?
Accommodative IOL: Crystalens & Trulign Toric ( by Bausch + Lomb) are only FDA-approved intraocular lenses (IOLs) that use a method called accommodation (IOL tried to mimic back & forth movement of natural lens in capsular bag). These pts should see better at near & intermediate without glasses compared to those who had a monofocal IOL: more info: eyedoc2020 blogspot com ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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. ...Read more
How do we choose the right intraocular cataract lenses for my mother's cataract surgery? My mother is in her 70's and will need cataract surgery in the near future. There are so many types of intraocular cataract lenses. How do we know which one is the be
Speak to the doctor: The good news is the bad news in cataract surgery: there are so lens many choices, it can be mind-boggling! the key to making the right decision is to sit with the surgeon and spend as much time as is needed to be sure that you understand each choice, and to be sure that the doctor understands your mother's vision and lifestyle needs. After that, the decision should become a lot easier. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Which is the best lens to place in the eye after a cataract surgery? My optometrist says that the 'yellow alon' lens is best and the surgeon says that a tech lens is better. Whichone should be used?
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