What is the Acrysof Toric Lens?
The ACRYSof Toric Lens is a foldable, single piece lens that is implanted during cataract surgery to replace the clouded lens. The unique design of the Acrysof Toric Lens makes it possible to reduce or eliminate corneal astigmatism and significantly improve uncorrected distance vision. Acrysof Toric Lens provides quality distance vision, independent of eyeglasses and contact lenses.
The ACRYSof Toric Lens is made of the same bi0compatible lens material already in use and successfully implanted in more than 25 million eyes since 1991.
The traditional IOL replacements used when a cataract is removed clear the vison, but are unable to correct the astigmatism. Corrective eyewear and additonal surgeries are needed to reduce the blurring and distortion. With the ACRYSof Toric Lens there is no need for additional surgeries or eyewear to address the astigmatism problem. The ACRYSof Toric Lens also filters out harmful ultraviolet and blue light.
How does the Toric IOL work?
The ACRYSof® Toric IOLs are used in adult patients with corneal astigmatism who have undergone cataract removal.
The ACRYSof® Toric IOL is intended to be positioned in the posterior chamber of the eye, replacing the natural lens. This position allows the IOL to correct the visual impairment of aphakia (absence of the natural lens). The ACRYSof® Toric IOL has a biconvex optic that is shaped to provide both spherical and astigmatic correction. There are no known contraindications.
Astigmatism: Causes blurred vision. An unequal curving of one or more of the refractive surfaces of the eye, usually the cornea.
Results: Improved distance vision with less dependence or no dependence on eyeglasses or contacts after cataract surgery.
The Next Step
Dr. Northam has performed thousands of cataract surgeries since her residency and is proud to be one of the first surgeons in the Ark-La-Tex to use the ACRYSof TORIC IOL. Because of the broad range of refractive surgery that she offers her patients and the different selection of interocular lens options that she uses for cataract surgery, she can help you determine which lens option is best for you. If you are considering having cataract surgery and would like to improve the quality of your distance vision this may be the lens choice for you. The next step is to schedule a cataract evaluation (dilated eye exam) with Dr. Northam. Because the ACRYSof Toric IOL is considered an upgradeable elective IOL and there is an additional out-of-pocket expense that insurance does not cover, Collom & Carney Eye offers several payment options as well as financing.
If you would like more information regarding the TORIC IOL or would like to schedule a FREE Consultation with our refractive coordinator to see which lens option you might be a candidate for, call (903) 614-3937.