Thursday, October 10, 2013

Best Lens Implant for Severe Astigmatism

Question: What is the best replacement lens implant to correct very severe astigmatism?

Answer: The choice of which is the best lens implant to use for correcting severe astigmatism should be left entirely to your cataract surgeon. Depending on the anatomy of your eye, his or her surgical technique, the amount and orientation of the astigmatism and a number of other factors the choice is best made by the person performing the eye surgery. Lens implants are not a consumer purchase like buying tires for your car and require a high degree of professional judgment in their selection.

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