Friday, October 11, 2013

Toric Implant for Irregular Astigmatism

Question: I have astigmatism which can't be corrected well with glasses or contacts. Thus the vision in my left eye is always blurry and has been for over 30 years.  Can Toric Lens Implants or a type of lens implant be used to correct my astigmatism even though I don't have cataracts 
Answer: It sounds like you are describing irregular astigmatism-which would not correct well with any type of lens implants. You do not indicate why you have the uncorrectable astigmatism. If it is due to cornea trauma, cornea disease such as keratoconus or marginal degenerations, infection or previous surgery you need to be evaluated by a cornea specialist to have a firm diagnosis. from this it may be possible to recommend treatment options as many new treatments are available to both strengthen the cornea and correct irregular astigmatism.

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