Question: I had cataract surgery and toric lens implants. After an extensive exam yesterday, I have found out I still have almost all of the astigmatism that I had before surgery nearly 2 years ago. How can I find out if I really have the toric lens?
Answer: If you are questioning whether in fact your cataract surgeon actually used toric lens implants to correct astigmatism rather than conventional spherical or aspheric implants, there are several things you can do. First, you may have been given a small identification card tat identifies the brand and parameters of the lens that was implanted in your eyes. This would identify whether it was a toric lens. If you do not have this card, then perhaps it might be best to schedule an appointment with another cataract surgeon who can review your preoperative records and the results of your recent exam and then after his or her own exam render an opinion regarding the history and state of the astigmatism correction for you.
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