Toric IOL for Astigmatism in Cataract Surgery
Astigmatism is not an uncommon eye problem but few people understand what causes the condition. Astigmatism is where the cornea, the front windshield of the eye, is shaped more like a football than a basketball. Standard cataract surgery only corrects the cataract, replacing it with a standard lens implant. This does not treat the residual astigmatism, which results in a blurred world for the patient and requires the need for glasses after surgery.
For cataract patients with astigmatism, successful cataract surgery is only half the battle for regaining quality vision. Until recently, the only viable vision correction options for astigmatism after cataract surgery were eyeglasses and contact lenses - both of which are not only inconvenient in terms of lifestyle, but can also be expensive over time.
The technology behind the Toric IOL offers precise astigmatic correction that can reduce or eliminate astigmatism to deliver significantly improved distance vision without glasses or contacts. The Toric Intraocular Lens (IOL) is an advanced technology that now makes it possible to correct the cataracts clouding your vision AND the corneal astigmatism distorting your vision - all at the same time. For patients with astigmatism, cataract surgery with the Toric lens implant often provides the best vision the patient has ever had.
"I chose the Toric lens implant because they gave me more freedom. I am a pilot and the procedure helped me a great deal. It really opened up a whole new world for me. Dr. Berry and his staff were pleasant yet professional. I would recommend them and the procedure to everyone."
"By the age of 4, I had three eye muscle surgeries to correct my strabismus(crossed eyes). I have been in glasses or contacts most of my life, having to wear "toric" contact lens due to my astigmatism. At age 27 I learned I was developing cataracts. I couldn't believe it at my age. I have to admit I hesitated for 6 months before I agreed to the surgery, only because I didn't think I was ready. DON'T HESITATE! I chose to have the Toric lens implant to get rid of my astigmatism so I could have the best vision possible without glasses. I knew I was in great hands after talking with Dr. Berry and his staff. They are a wonderful group of people, always positive and respectful of YOUR NEEDS! The Doctors Surgery Center at Huguley was great too. Words cannot express how grateful I am. I now have the best sight I have ever had thanks to Dr. Berry, who is one of a kind. I will continue to recommend Berry Eye Center to everyone."
"I am very pleased with the decision Dr. Stewart and I came to for monovision with my toric lens for cataract surgery. My vision has improved significantly. Dr. Stewart and the staff were wonderful and answered all my concerns in a very kind and caring manner. The staff at Huguley Surgery Center also reflected Dr. Stewart's calmness and expertise. I am happy to recommend Dr. Stewart and the procedure."