Treat Astigmatism at the Time of Surgery
What is Astigmatism?
Astigmatism, like nearsightedness or farsightedness, is a refractive error, meaning it is not an eye disease or eye health problem. Your eye does not focus light properly, and this can be corrected by spectacle lenses, contact lenses or Intraocular Lenses (IOLs). Astigmatism is caused by an imperfection in the curvature of the cornea or in the shape of the eye’s lens. Normally, the cornea and lens are smooth and curved equally in all directions, helping to focus light rays sharply onto the retina at the back of your eye. If your cornea or lens isn’t smooth and evenly curved, light rays aren’t focused properly.
Astigmatism symptoms may include:
- Blurry vision or areas of distorted vision
- Squinting to try to see clearly
- Eye discomfort
Learn more about Astigmatism at Get Eye Smart.
Astigmatism Correction with Toric IOLs
AcrySof® IQ Toric IOLs provide cataract treatment and astigmatism correction in a single procedure. Featuring exceptional rotational stability and the greatest correction range available, more patients than ever can attain crisp, clear distance vision with reduced dependence on glasses with the AcrySof® IQ Toric IOL.
AcrySof® IQ Toric IOLs offer the greatest range available to correct astigmatism. This means most patients diagnosed with astigmatism can attain crisp, clear distance vision with reduced dependence on eyeglasses.
Learn more about AcrySof® IQ Toric IOL on the product website.