October 19, 2020
Astigmatism is an imperfection in the curvature of the cornea or lens.
Normally the lens or cornea are curved equally in all directions. In case the curvatures are not equal a Toric lens may be implanted during cataract surgery. In certain cases, this might lead to blurry vision after toric lens implant.
Blurry vision after toric lens implant for near vision is normal, while distant unclear vision is more problematic.
Four out of 10 Americans have a significant amount of astigmatism.
Astigmatism is a result of the asymmetrical shape of the lens or cornea which prevent the light rays from being bent properly and creating a sharp image on the retina.
Implanting a toric lens during cataract surgery provides, in most cases good vision. The far vision will be corrected by the implanted lens but near blurry vision after toric lens implant is still there, since the toric lens is designed to focus the distant vision while the near vision is still blurry. In this case patients go from needing to wear glasses or contact lenses all the time, to just wearing glasses for near tasks and solving the problem of blurry vision after toric lens implant.
Use of a toric IOL during cataract surgery does not increase the risk of common cataract surgery complications but a misaligned toric IOL can cause blurred vision after lens implant for distant vision that cannot easily be corrected with eyeglasses or contact lenses.
If you are facing a situation of blurry vision after Toric Lens Implant, cataract surgery or any other common eye disease please ask us about RevitalVision. The Post cataract RevitalVision program is designed to improve your visual