Most cataracts develop as a consequence of age, causing the vision to progressively become cloudy. If cataracts begin to interfere with your daily activities, surgical removal of the natural, defective lens is recommended. At our Orange County cataract center, AcrySof® Toric is a pioneering artificial intraocular lens (IOL) that can correct both cataracts and astigmatism.
Different types of artificial lenses can be implanted to restore clear vision. However, AcrySof® Toric has a unique feature. Unlike other artificial lenses available at our Huntington Beach office, AcrySof® Toric was specifically designed to address astigmatism, a common refractive error that causes blurred vision. Astigmatism occurs due to an irregularly-shaped cornea; in most cases, this anatomical condition is present at birth. Commonly corrected with prescription eyewear or contact lenses, astigmatism may also be treated with laser surgery.
The novel optic design of the single-piece AcrySof® Toric lens enables two vision disorders–cataracts and corneal astigmatism–to be addressed in one procedure.
If you have been diagnosed with cataracts and astigmatism and would like to reduce your dependency on glasses or contact lenses, AcrySof® Toric may be a promising solution. Most patients who visit our Orange County office are ideal candidations for AcrySof® Toric. Individuals with certain medical conditions, such as recurrent eye infections, may not be the best candidate for IOLs. At Beach Eye in Huntington Beach, we will perform a comprehensive eye exam and recommend the best solution for your cataracts.
Cataract treatment with premium IOLs can greatly improve your vision and quality of life. Generally speaking, the benefits far outweigh the risks. AcrySof® Toric IOLs can:
Although AcrySof® Toric can eliminate the need for corrective lenses for distance vision individuals may still need to use glasses for near vision.
Considered a safe procedure, AcrySof® Toric implants pose few serious risks. However, like any eye surgery, there is a chance of adverse side effects. Prior to booking your surgery at our Huntington Beach facility, our cataract specialist will discuss the risks and answer any questions related to cataract removal procedure and AcrySof® Toric IOLs.
If you are interested in treating your cataracts and astigmatism in a single, convenient procedure, contact Beach Eye in Orange County to schedule your personalized consultation.
We serve patients in Huntington Beach as well as other Orange County communities, including Newport Beach, Irvine, Fountain Valley, Westminster, Costa Mesa, and Tustin.