AcrySof® Toric- Astigmatism Correcting Implant Lens
If you have astigmatism before cataract surgery, you can often choose to have the AcrySof® IOL implanted at the time of cataract surgery. When this lens is implanted, glasses are needed less frequently post-surgery. Research Data
Clinical trials have shown that four out of five patients who have undergone bilateral cataract surgery did not require glasses or bifocals following the procedure.
In fact, 84 percent of patients experienced 20/25 distance vision or better and 20/32 near vision or better. 85 percent of AcrySof® ReSTOR® patients experienced 20/40 binocular intermediate vision or better.
Note: Risks of Intraocular Procedures
The complications of intraocular refractive procedures may be uncommon, but their consequences can be devastating. Hemorrhage, infection, retinal detachment, and persistent edema of the cornea or retina are all possible with lens implantation procedures.
Phakic intraocular lens procedures carry the additional risk of cataract formation, although this occurred in less than 5% of patients in the respective FDA trials.