Treatment for Astigmatism in Fort Worth & Hurst, TX
Texas Eye and Laser Center in Fort Worth and Hurst offer comprehensive care for astigmatism. Toric intraocular lenses are designed to correct astigmatism in cataract patients. Often, moderate or severe astigmatism can lead to blurred or impaired vision. The blurred vision is caused by the eye’s cornea having an irregular shape. A normal cornea and lens have a circular shape, but an eye with astigmatism has a longer, more oval shape.
How Can Toric Lens Implants Help Me?
Most astigmatisms are not severe enough to require surgery and can be corrected by wearing glasses or contact lenses. For cataract surgery patients with preexisting astigmatism, a Toric IOL could eliminate the need for glasses after surgery, because a Toric IOL has the ability to correct both their cataract and their astigmatism.
Previously, eye surgeons tried to change the shape of the cornea through an incision during cataract surgery. Now with the creation of the Toric IOL, vision can be improved or repaired without the need for more surgery. The Toric IOL helps to refocus vision and is designed with the same technology as contact lenses.
Patients who have astigmatism and are candidates for cataract surgery can request a toric IOL to help improve their vision. A toric IOL can treat both the cataract and astigmatism in one surgical outpatient procedure conducted at one of our state-of-the-art surgery centers. At Texas Eye and Laser Center, we provide toric IOLs and other options for correcting astigmatisms in Fort Worth and Hurst.
Schedule a Consultation
To learn more about astigmatism management and toric IOLs, and to determine if this is the best option for you, please contact the Texas Eye and Laser Center in Fort Worth or Hurst at (817) 768-6620 today.