Astigmatism and Cataract Surgery
If you have had astigmatism all your life and the blurry vision that comes with it, cataract surgery is the time to get rid of it. Using several different methods during cataract surgery, astigmatism can be easily corrected. Some people are candidates for the high tech lens implants, the AcrySof IQ Toric IOL, TECNIS Toric, TECNIS Symfony Toric or the Trulign Toric IOL to correct their astigmatism. Another option for low to moderate amounts of astigmatism is with limbal relaxing incisions (LRI). Incisions are made with the LenSx laser, in the cornea to flatten and thereby correct the astigmatism. Ask your surgeon if your astigmatism can be corrected at the time of surgery.
If you think you might need Bladeless Laser Cataract Surgery in the Bradenton, Sarasota, or Sun City Center area, the first step is to have a comprehensive eye examination/cataract evaluation. Your doctor will be able to determine if a cataract is the cause of your decreased vision. If it is, and if it is inhibiting your quality of life and the activities that bring you joy, then our surgeons can help you determine which cataract surgery option is best for your eyes and lifestyle.