Patients with nearsightedness and farsightedness often also have astigmatism. Astigmatism is caused by an irregularly shaped cornea. Instead of being round like a basketball, the cornea is shaped like a football. This uneven shape bends light rays so they do not focus precisely on the retina, resulting in blurred vision.Until recently, correcting astigmatism meant placing tiny incisions at the edge of the cornea. These incisions, known as LRIs (limbal relaxing incisions), caused the cornea to heal in a more spherical shape. Now, instead of additional surgery, cataract patients have anotheroption - the Alcon Acrysof Aspheric Toric Intraocular Lens. This implant is designed to incorporate astigmatism correction, eliminating the need for additional LRIs in many cases. That means an even faster, more comfortable recovery than ever before.
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The TECNIS Toric 1-Piece intraocular lens implant is used to re[place the natural lens that is being removed during cataract surgery. The TECNIS Toric provides visual correction of aphakia and astigmatism of one diopter or greater in adult patients with or without presbyopia. This lens is clinically found to reduce or even eliminate dependence on glasses or contact lens after cataract surgery. This lens is the latest addition to the TECNIS platform and provides that same proven optics and materials found in every TECNIS lens.
*As with any surgical procedure there are risks along with benefits. It is important to discuss your surgical procedure with your surgeon to fully understand the risks and benefits.