Astigmatism is a common condition that affects patients before and after cataract surgery. While replacing your lens with any intraocular lens (IOL) during cataract surgery can improve your vision, astigmatism may require continued use of glasses or contacts. In fact, your astigmatism will likely become worse after cataract surgery if the procedure does not incorporate special measures. At Fishman & Sheridan eyeCare Specialists in Leesburg, FL, we offer toric IOLs to minimize your dependency on glasses after cataract surgery. Surgeons Jeffrey A. Sheridan and Craig D. Fishman can place toric IOLs during your procedure to significantly improve your vision after treatment.
Astigmatism and Cataracts
Astigmatism is a type of eye disorder that prevents light from focusing properly on the retina, causing distorted or blurred vision at all distances. It is caused by an irregularly shaped cornea or crystalline lens. In some cases, symptoms of astigmatism are so minor that patients do not even notice they have the condition. However, these symptoms can become more noticeable once patients undergo cataract surgery.
By carefully measuring the degree of astigmatism, our doctors can place a lens that helps you achieve sharper vision.
A study conducted in the UK found that astigmatism becomes worse when sufferers undergo cataract surgery using a standard monofocal IOL.
How Toric Lenses Work
Toric IOLs have multiple powers to correct astigmatism. By carefully measuring the degree of astigmatism, our doctors can place a lens that helps you achieve sharper vision.