What are Toric IOLs?
Toric IOLs help those with astigmatism. These are the most recent addition to premium IOLs. They correct for astigmatism as well as nearsighteedness or farsightedness. They do this through different powers in different meridians of the lens. Toric lenses have alignment markings on the peripheral part of the lens that enable the surgeon to adjust the orientation of the IOL inside the eye for optimal astigmatism correction.
The development of toric IOLs has basically removed the need for what is called limbal relaxing incisions. These were formerly the way astigmatism could be reduced during cataract surgery. These small incisions were made at opposite ends of the cornea. When they healed, the cornea would become more spherical in shape compared to the more oval shape of a cornea with astigmatism.
California Retina Associates offers premium toric lenses in San Diego and the surrounding areas. If you are interested in learning more, please call us at 619-425-7755 or 760-352-7755 to schedule an appointment.
Who is a Good Candidate for Toric Lenses?
If you have astigmatism, these are the lenses for you. They correct for near- and farsightedness, along with your astigmatism. In cases of more severe astigmatism, limbal relaxing incisions may need to be combined with the insertion of toric IOLs.
California Retina Associates proudly provide patients from San Diego, CA with toric IOLs. To schedule an appointment with our team to discuss your IOL options, contact us at 619-425-7755 or 760-352-7755, or fill out our online contact form here.