For Patients with Astigmatism
Seibel Vision Surgery offers the premium AcrySof Toric lens implant,
a design proven to correct for both cataracts and astigmatism simultaneously.
Implanted in the eye to restore single-distance vision after cataract
surgery, the AcrySof Toric lens has a unique patented design that provides
both spherical and astigmatic correction. The AcrySof Toric intraocular
lens belongs to the trusted family of Alcon AcrySof lens implants that
are some of the most widely used intraocular lens for cataract surgery,
with more than 30 million implanted worldwide.
The AcrySof Toric lens is ideal for patients who wish to be corrected
for distance vision and are comfortable wearing glasses. Because this
lens does not offer the ability to accommodate or adjust one's vision
to varying distances, glasses would be required for near and intermediate
tasks for people who have this implant.
AcrySof Toric Lens Implant.
The premium AcrySof Toric lens is designed to reduce corneal astigmatism
and improve uncorrected functional distance vision. The AcrySof
Toric lens offers these advantages over traditional lens implants:
- Correction of corneal astigmatism
- Enhanced clarity and quality of uncorrected distance vision.
- Filtered blue light protection
- Rich, vibrant color perception
premium AcrySof Toric lens implant is also an excellent choice
for those who drive a lot at night, as it delivers great clarity with
minimal reports of glare or haloes under both bright and dim lighting.
UV Blue Light Protection
In addition to its refractive role, the natural lens
inside your eye is also responsible for filtering high-energy
blue light commonly found within the sun's rays and
some artificial light. As part of the aging process,
your natural lens gradually turns yellow and it is
thought that this change in color may help to protect
the aging retina by filtering more of the these harmful
When your natural lens is removed during cataract
surgery, the eye loses the ability to filter
blue light because most available lens implants
are clear and filter UV light only. A cataract
surgery patient receiving one of those implants
is left vulnerable to the transmission of UV
blue light. Some researchers believe that overexposure
to blue light may be harmful to the retina and
may contribute to macular degeneration and loss
of vision. The premium AcrySof Toric lens implant
is unique in its ability to filter blue light,
having a patented yellow tint that filters both
UV and blue light.
The light yellow color of the AcrySof Toric lens
is very similar to that of your natural lens and
is necessary to filter blue light, yet the Toric
lens does not alter the natural colors of the things
you see or change the quality of your vision. In
fact, results of a recent study show equal or better
color perception for patients implanted with the
AcrySof Toric lens as compared to the same lens
without the light yellow color.
Advantages of the Toric Lens Implant
The premium AcrySof Toric lens is available in a wide range of optical
powers that effectively correct eye that are nearsighted and farsighted.
As each patient is unique, both in physiology and in viewing distance
preferences, the correct power intraocular lens for your cataract
surgery will be selected using biometry equipment. An in-depth discussion
of your needs and options will take place with Dr. Seibel.
- The AcrySof Toric intraocular lens is designed
to correct for nearsightedness or farsightedness
and corneal astigmatism of the human eye..
- The AcrySof Toric intraocular lens is designed
to have the lens capsule “shrink wrap” around
it. This helps the lens stay stable and centered
within the eye.
- The patented yellow color of the AcrySof Toric
intraocular lens implant is biocompatible and bonded
to the structure of the acrylic material.
- The yellow color of the AcrySof Toric intraocular
lens implant, approximates the natural discoloration
(i.e., natural yellowing) of a healthy adult crystalline
lens, without a negative impact on color perception.
- The AcrySof Toric intraocular lens implant is compatible
with secondary cataract treatment (i.e., Nd:YAG laser
treatment), if required.
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