Monday, May 2, 2011

Cataracts and Astigmatism Correction

Question: I have Cataracts and astigmatism, worse in one eye. Would it be okay to put a toric lens in one eye and regular IOL in other eye?

Answer: Cataract Surgery with Lens Implants is performed to get you the best possible vision correction. In general the prescription in both eyes is somewhat symmetrical but not always. If you have preexisting astigmatism is one eye and not the other it is entirely possible that you would need to have an astigmatism correcting toric lens implant in only one eye. There is no increased risk or complications from implanting a toric IOL in one eye only if that is what is optically necessary to correct your vision. If you have consulted a top cataract surgeon for your examination the best thing to do is follow their recommendation.

Important Note: The information presented on the About Cataract Surgery Blog or provided in response to a request for information in the Ask Cataract Surgeons section on http://www.aboutcataractsurgery.c/om is not intended to diagnose or treat eye problems, eye conditions or eye diseases including appropriateness of treatment, risks, complications or side effects as related to Cataracts, Cataract Surgery of Lens Implants. In particular a response to an inquiry made on the Ask Cataract Surgeons section of is not meant to take the place of the professional medical care provided by your eye doctor, ophthalmologist and Cataract Surgeon. Contacting us via e-mail or any other means is not a substitute for medical care.

No comments:

Post a Comment