Question: I have cataracts and astigmatism and have seen two cataract surgeons. One recommended LRI and one recommended toric lens implants with cataract surgery. Which is better to do?
Answer: Both Toric Lens Implants and Limbal Relaxing Incisions (LRI) can be used to correct astigmatism with Cataract Surgery. Depending on the amount of astigmatism, the health of the cornea, the quality and quantity of the tear film and a few other factors, there may be a preference in the hands of some Cataract Surgeons. The predictability, stability and precision of Toric Lens Implants is generally considered to be better by most eye surgeons.
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