Since the early 1980s, nearly all cataract surgery in the United States has used lens implants. In the past, patients needed thick glasses or contact lenses to see after cataract surgery. Now they can see without either. Intraocular lenses, or IOLs, are what these surgically implanted lenses are called. Optical technology offers more advantages than ever before to cataract surgery patients looking to correct their vision.
Astigmatism has been a problem for many cataract patients for much of their adult lives, requiring them to wear glasses or contact lenses to drive or read. Astigmatism can be corrected with toric lens implants. During routine cataract surgery, Toric IOLs are inserted into the patient’s eye just like monofocal implants. Patients with significant astigmatism often have improved vision post-cataract surgery with or without glasses.
Implantable intraocular lenses are synthetic lenses that help restore the clarity of your vision after cataract surgery. As opposed to natural lenses, intraocular lenses do not degrade or wear out over time.
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