The team of board-certified eye surgeons and ophthalmologists at Milan Eye Center in metro Atlanta provides only the latest, most innovative treatment methods to patients with a variety of eye conditions. For patients with astigmatism, there are a variety of correction methods available, including eye glasses, contact lenses, and refractive eye surgery. One type of surgical technique used by the team at Milan Eye Center for astigmatism correction is the implantation of toric intraocular lenses (IOLs). Read on to learn more about this minimally invasive procedure, and contact your ophthalmologist at Milan Eye Center in metro Atlanta to find out if this treatment is right for you.
Astigmatism is a common eye condition resulting from an imperfect curvature of the cornea or lens of the eye. This flaw in the curvature of the cornea or lens results in a “refractive error,” which causes blurred or distorted vision. While many patients have very mild cases of astigmatism, some instances may be more severe and can create significant visual distortion. Mild to moderate astigmatism is easily treated with corrective eye glasses or contact lenses, while more severe instances of the condition can be corrected through a variety of refractive eye surgeries. One such surgery involves the implantation of toric IOLs, or intraocular lenses, in the eye.
Toric lens implants are a good treatment option for patients who have astigmatism in combination with another refractive error, such as nearsightedness or farsightedness. By implanting toric lenses in the eye, your eye surgeon may be able to correct both of these vision issues. Toric IOLs work by correcting the imperfect curvature of the cornea or lens in the eye. This treatment method is especially effective because toric lenses can be customized to suit the exact needs of each patient’s eye or eyes. The use of toric lens implants may also be effective enough to make future eye surgeries, such as LASIK or PRK, unnecessary.
If you are considering surgical treatment for astigmatism, schedule an appointment with your eye doctor at Milan Eye Center to find out if toric lens implants are the right treatment for you. If eye glasses or contact lenses are ineffective in the treatment of your astigmatism, corrective eye surgery might be a good treatment option for you. Your Atlanta ophthalmologist will work with you to help you choose the astigmatism treatment that will meet your specific needs and lifestyle.
Learn more about how toric lens implants might work to correct your astigmatism: Call Milan Eye Center at (678) 381-2020 or go online to book an appointment. Our expert ophthalmology team looks forward to advising you on your options for astigmatism treatment and correction.
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