Toric IOLs (intraocular lenses) are intraocular lenses that correct astigmatism and are used during cataract surgery to lessen postoperative astigmatism.
Spectacle freedom is becoming increasingly important in modern cataract surgery. Toric IOLs are the best lenses for astigmatism and should be implanted in the eyes of anyone who wears astigmatic spectacles and wants to stop wearing them.
Due to their varying powers in each of the lens meridians, toric IOLs can treat astigmatism. Additionally, they contain alignment lines on the edge of the lens that allow surgeons to change how the IOL is positioned inside the eye for the best astigmatism correction.
The toric lens differs from a standard mono-focal or multifocal lens in cataract or phaco surgery in that, prior to cataract surgery, the surgeon places transient markings on the patient’s cornea that designates the location of the eye’s most curved meridian.
To achieve accurate astigmatism correction, the surgeon spins the toric IOL after implanting it during the cataract surgery so its markings align with those on the cornea.
Although using a toric IOL during cataract surgery doesn’t enhance the likelihood of frequent problems, misaligning it can result in a visual blur that’s difficult to fix with glasses or contact lenses.
Benefits of Toric IOL
- Despite astigmatism or a cylindrical number, it helps patients with distant vision without the need for glasses.
- Patients with toric multifocal lenses have a spectacles-free vision in both distant and close ranges.
- The procedure can be carried out painlessly in a matter of minutes using local anaesthesia.
Consult a Cataract Surgeon
If you require cataract surgery due to astigmatism, ask your ophthalmologist to recommend a surgeon who uses toric intraocular lenses (IOLs) and other cutting-edge surgical techniques.
The toric IOL lens price in India is higher than the cost of mono-focal lenses due to the advanced customized technology available.
At Prasad Netralaya, we’ve helped many patients improve their vision and correct eye problems, and many satisfied customers deem us the best eye hospital in India.