Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Toric Lens Implant for Astigmatism

Question: Does the toric lens implant for cataract surgery totally remove astigmatism?

Answer: Toric lens implants for astigmatism correction after cataract surgery “correct” but do not “remove” astigmatism. If the astigmatism is regular and caused by the shape of the  cornea being unequal in curvatures, toric lens implants are quite effective at correcting the  vision if they are measured properly and implanted correctly.

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