TECNIS® Toric IOL for Cataract Patients with Astigmatism
Patients with astigmatism who are planning to undergo cataract surgery may be ideal candidates for TECNIS® Toric IOL. The doctors at Montgomery Eye Care offer TECNIS Toric IOL for patients in the Northglenn, CO-area. Before the development of TECNIS Toric IOL technology, astigmatism could only be addressed if the surgeon made incisions in the cornea during cataract surgery. The procedure only corrected certain types of astigmatism, and the results were often unpredictable. Dr. Jim E. Montgomery is credentialed for a variety of specialty lens implants, including ReSTOR® IOL, Visian ICL Implants, and TECNIS® Multifocal Lens.
Benefits of TECNIS Toric IOL
Use of the TECNIS Toric IOL does not increase the risk of cataract surgery complications. Patients who undergo cataract surgery using TECNIS Toric IOL can enjoy these benefits:
- Elimination of astigmatism
- Proven effectiveness at improving optical quality
- Elimination of the need for eyewear or contacts
- Long-term vision improvement
- Superior low light performance
- High rate of 20/20 or better vision after surgery (88 percent of patients)
Are You a Candidate for the Procedure?
Most individuals who are planning to undergo cataract surgery and wish to simultaneously correct their astigmatism are good candidates for TECNIS Toric IOL. There are multiple factors to consider when exploring IOL options, including cost. Most insurance plans cover the cost of cataract surgeries, but advanced lenses may not be covered. Our office provides in-house financing and can discuss these options with you.
During your exam and consultation at our Northglenn eye clinic, we will look for certain risk factors for cataract surgery. These may include:
- Advanced macular degeneration
- Chronic dry eyes
- Certain medical conditions like glaucoma or Fuchs’ corneal dystrophy
Patients with astigmatism who are planning to undergo cataract surgery may be ideal candidates for TECNIS® Toric IOL.
How Does the TECNIS Toric IOL Work?
Our doctors will place the TECNIS Toric IOL using the same procedure as a conventional IOL. TECNIS Toric IOLs offer the same benefits of conventional IOLs, including the unique ability to correct the asymmetric power of the eye that characterizes astigmatism. Prior to your cataract surgery, we will take careful measurements of your eye to choose the most beneficial toric IOL power, as well as the correct orientation of the TECNIS Toric IOL to address your astigmatism.
How Does the TECNIS Toric IOL Differ From Other ILOs?
Toric IOLs have special markers on the outer parts of the lens that allows surgeons to see the orientation of the astigmatism correction in the lens. Once your TECNIS Toric IOL is placed, the doctor will rotate the lens to correct your astigmatism.
Interested in Learning More?
The majority of patients who have TECNIS Toric IOLs implanted following cataract surgery report no difficulty seeing at night while driving. These advanced lenses maintain high customer satisfaction rates. If you are undergoing cataract surgery, or a similar procedure that requires your natural lens to be replaced, consider the potential benefits of TECNIS Toric IOLs. At Montgomery Eye Care, we always seek conservative, non-invasive treatments before recommending surgical procedures. To learn more, contact our office online or call (303) 252-9981 today.