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Cataract and Cornea Astigmatism Correction

Referred to as “the emerging standard” and a "triumphant moment in cataract surgery," the AcrySof® IQ Toric IOL corrects for cataracts with pre-existing astigmatism simultaneously by delivering more precise, predictable outcomes and quality distance vision—without the need for glasses following surgery.

The AcrySof® IQ Toric IOL may also eliminate, in many cases, the need for limbal relaxing incisions, a technique in which incisions are made at the edge of the cornea to cause it to heal in a more spherical shape.   Cornea: The clear, curved surface at the front of the eye through which light enters the eye. Along with the sclera, the cornea provides external protection for the eye.  

The latest in a long line of IOL innovations from Alcon, the new AcrySof® IQ Toric IOL takes the most trusted platform for precise astigmatism correction and adds the enhanced image quality of an aspheric lens.   Aspheric Lens: An intraocular lens (IOL) that is designed to correct spherical aberrations (a change in curvature between the center and edge of your pupil that causes multiple focal points and blurry vision).  

Like the AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® IOL, the AcrySof® IQ Toric IOL offers high energy blue light protection,   Blue Light: Blue light has a wavelength of about 475 nanometers (nm) on the visible light spectrum. Some laboratory research suggests that high-energy blue light may lead to retinal damage and play a role in the onset of age-related macular degeneration.   which shields your eyes not only from the harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays of sunlight but also from artificial lighting such as fluorescent light bulbs—both of which have been linked as possible contributors to cataracts.

How IOLs Work

An intraocular lens (IOL) is the artificial lens surgeons implant to replace the eye's crystalline lens that must be removed once it becomes cloudy. The main job of the IOL is to focus light onto the back of the eye (or retina),   Retina: The transmitter located at the back of your eye that sends the images to your brain.   just as a natural, healthy eye lens would.

From here, the light rays are converted into electrical impulses that travel to the brain, where they are then converted into images. If the light isn't focused correctly on the retina, then the brain can't process the images accurately.

Photo courtesy of Alcon
Photo courtesy of Alcon