Toric IOLs Indianapolis, Indiana
Many patients who wear eye glasses or contact lenses have a vision condition known as an astigmatism. An astigmatism may cause difficulties seeing depending on the severity. As the astigmatism worsens it can cause blurriness or impaired vision. The astigmatism is caused by an irregularity in shape of the cornea which doesn't allow for the best vision. The normal shape of a cornea is circular but a cornea with an astigmatism is elongated and more of an oval shape.
Patients who suffer from an astigmatism often do not require surgery because glasses or contacts can fix the problem. In more severe cases surgery may be required but it is very rare. Patients who have an astigmatism and a cataract can benefit for surgery to correct both at the same time. A Toric IOL lens can be implanted during cataract surgery which will cure their astigmatism following surgery, likely reducing the needs for glasses or contacts.
Doctors and surgeons have struggled to find a cure for astigmatism in cataract patients. Surgeons have tried to alter the shape of the cornea during cataract surgery. Now, with the creation of the Toric IOL, vision is improved without altering the shape of the cornea during cataract surgery. Toric IOLs help patients refocus their vision to the way it was prior to having a cataract and astigmatism. The Toric IOLs were created with the same technology used in contact lenses that are used to correct an astigmatism.
Indianapolis patients with an astigmatic problem and cataracts can contact Whitson Vision to learn more about toric IOLs and how they can help correct your vision. If you would like to meet with Dr. Whitson to discuss possible surgery with a toric IOL please call our office at 1-866-657-6890.