Say “goodbye” to both cataracts and astigmatism at the same time. Say “hello” to a clear tomorrow!
Traditionally patients receive a monofocal IOL that generally provides good distance vision without glasses or contacts. However, many patients that also have astigmatism will still experience blurry distance vision because standard IOLs do not correct astigmatism. Corrective eyewear or additional surgery is needed to reduce blurring and distortion caused by astigmatism.
Astigmatism occurs when the cornea is shaped like a football (more curved in one direction than the other) which causes light to focus in more than one point on the retina and thus results in blurry, distorted vision.
Today, patients with astigmatism who want freedom from glasses for distance vision after cataract surgery can choose to have the AcrySof® IQ Toric IOL.
Acrysoft Toric IOL: Referred to as “the emerging standard” and a “triumphant moment in cataract surgery,” the AcrySof® IQ Toric IOL corrects for cataracts with pre-existing astigmatism simultaneously by delivering more precise, predictable outcomes and quality distance vision—without the need for glasses following surgery.
The AcrySof® IQ Toric IOL not only clears vision when the cataract is removed, it can reduce or eliminate the blurring and distortion caused by astigmatism. The AcrySof® IQ Toric IOL has a unique “aspheric” surface that has proved to eliminate much of the night vision distortions and loss of contracts that can be experienced with standard IOLs .
The AcrySof® IQ Toric IOL may also eliminate, in many cases, the need for limbal relaxing incisions, a technique in which incisions are made at the edge of the cornea to cause it to heal in a more spherical shape. Cornea: The clear, curved surface at the front of the eye through which light enters the eye. Along with the sclera, the cornea provides external protection for the eye.
Why we offer our patients the AcrySof® IQ Toric IOL:
- In clinical trials 94% of patients implanted achieved uncorrected distance visual acuity of 20/40 or better.
- The AcrySof® IQ IOL provides improved functional vision in challenging, low-visibility environments.
- The AcrySof® IQ Toric IOL is made of the same highly-biocompatible material as Alcon’s market-leading AcrySof family of intraocular lenses, which have been implanted in more than 21 million human eyes since 1991.