AcrySof ® Toric Lens

 

Acrysof_toric-LensWhen a patient has a significant amount of astigmatism in the eye, replacing the cataract with the typical conventional intraocular lens may not achieve clear vision. Although the hazy vision caused by the cataract is corrected, the distortion caused by astigmatism may require the use of glasses for optimal vision.

However, using an astigmatism correcting lens such as the AcrySof Toric lens allows patients who have significant astigmatism to enjoy much clearer vision, since both the cataract and the astigmatism are corrected together.

Corneal astigmatism occurs when the clear area at the front of the eye (the cornea) is not perfectly round. One side is steeper than the other, like a football. This causes light to focus on different points at the back of the eye.
The resulting vision is blurred, since not all the light is focused in the same place.

Most eyes have some level of astigmatism, however only some eyes have enough astigmatism to benefit from a Toric lens. Your doctor will be able to evaluate your specific situation and recommend the best lens for you.Astigmatism-schematic


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These intraocular lens implants also protect against UV light by a special yellow tint which functions in a similar way as the natural lens. The yellow tint filters out certain wavelengths of UV light which can be damaging to the retina. This feature does not change your color perception and may actually enhance it.

To find more about Crystalens®, ReSTOR® and TECNIS® Multifocal “Advanced Technology Lens Implants”, or to schedule an appointment at our office serving the Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas area from our centrally located location in Irving Texas to see if “Advanced Technology Lens Implants” may be right for you, contact Tylock-George Eye Care LASIK Center or call us at (972) 258-6400.


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