Toric Lenses for Correcting Astigmatism in Cataract Surgery

Toric Lenses for Correcting Astigmatism in Cataract Surgery

Most people undergoing cataract surgery would want clear vision but if you delve deeper and ask them, they want freedom from using spectacles as well. Astigmatism is the power in the eyes due to the curvature of the cornea. Many times glasses need to be worn after cataract surgery to compensate for this astigmatism. Astigmatism is common and can affect nearly 25 % of patients. To overcome this astigmatism after cataract surgery, small cuts called LRIs were made in the cornea, but these were not predictable.

To correct this astigmatism predictably, toric intraocular lenses are used. Toric lenses have different powers in different meridians to correct the asymmetric power of the eyes. The surgery is essentially the same as routine cataract surgery except for measurements of the power and orientation of the lens are made before the surgery is undertaken. During surgery, the orientation of the lens is made accurately using special toric markers. These lenses have marks that guide in positioning the lens. There are no complications with toric lenses, except that they need to be oriented properly.

Toric intraocular lenses used during cataract surgery give excellent outcomes that are predictable. The majority are highly satisfied with the results after cataract surgery. Of course, they are more expensive, but they are worth the expense. With good surgical experience and technique results of toric lenses are very satisfactory. Dr. Ramesh Murthy commonly uses toric intraocular lenses after cataract surgery.

Dr. Ramesh Murthy at AXIS EYE CLINIC has nearly 20 years of experience and has trained at the best eye institutes in India and abroad. His vast experience helps him in tackling the most complex cases with ease. He has a pleasant demeanor and is frank and honest in revealing to the patients beforehand what to expect and what the result will be. He is positive, friendly, and always has a determination to do the best for the patient.

Dr. Ramesh Murthy is a renowned eye surgeon and one of the best cataract surgeons of Pune, well-known for his excellent results. He is considered among the best eye specialists in Pune. He is available at Axis Eye Clinic, Pune which is among the best eye clinics in Pune. The staff at Axis Eye Clinic are well versed with Mediclaim and insurance procedures and are always there to help you.

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