Astigmatism Correction

When undergoing cataract removal, our doctors remove the cataract and replace it with a standard IOL that is powered for your eyes’ unique prescription. In many cases, patients don’t have to wear distance glasses for driving or watching television.  However, if a patient has corneal astigmatism, which is very common, the astigmatism must be addressed, or patients will still typically have to wear glasses for distance and near vision.  For patients with mild astigmatism, our doctors will perform an LRI or Limbal Relaxing Incision. For patients that require stronger amounts of astigmatism correction, a Toric lens might be best for them. Your surgeon will discuss all your options during your cataract evaluation.