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Toric lenses – Correcting irregularly shaped corneas for clear vision

TORIC LENSES – THE PERFECT WAY TO CORRECT ASTIGMATISM

In addition to an eye laser surgery, a lens implantation can be the right method for you to permanently correct ametropia. Patients over 45 years of age are usually operated with trifocal / multifocal lenses . If the patient has severe astigmatism, toric lenses are used.

Astigmatism is a refractive error like near- or farsightedness. This error is usually the result of an irregularly shaped cornea, which leads to light not being properly focused to a focal point on the retina. It causes objects at different distances to appear skewed or distorted.

WHAT DOES TORIC MEAN?

A toric IOL is a lens that has two different refractive indices that are perpendicular to each other. The shape of the toric lenses creates different refractive powers on the vertical and horizontal axes. This combination helps focus all of the incident light on the retina. The possibility of correcting astigmatism using toric intraocular lenses during a cataract procedure is a great option for patients suffering from both conditions.

Even high level of astigmatism can be compensated by the toric lens and the patient’s visual acuity is sufficiently good. In case of high astigmatism and insufficient visual quality with glasses or contact lenses, a lens implantation is recommended. The implanted lens is individually adapted to the patient’s ametropia, sits permanently inside the eye and thus corrects the visual defect constantly.

IMPLANTATION OF THE TORIC LENS

The implantation of the toric lenses differs minimally from regular cataract treatment. When implanting the toric lens, the axial position of the corneal curvature must be carefully taken into account so that the optimal fit of the lens can be guaranteed.

The optimal axis position during the preliminary examination is determined on the basis of various measured values. During the treatment, the axis markings on the toric lens are overlaid with the markings on the cornea. The artificial lens is rotated after the implantation until the match is achieved.

ABOUT EUROEYES

The EuroEyes Clinic Group is a globally successful company that was founded 26 years ago in Hamburg and has its headquarters there until today. In addition to locations throughout Germany, EuroEyes is also represented in China and Denmark. The company offers patients the full range of refractive surgery for the correction of visual disorders. Using state-of-the-art eye laser and lens surgery procedures, EuroEyes treats more than 25,000 patients each year with nearsightednessfarsightednessastigmatismpresbyopia or cataract. The treatment enables the start of a life free of glasses and contact lenses without any impairment of visual quality.

Are you also interested in laser eye treatment at EuroEyes or would you like to find out more about us? Then please contact our service or fill out our contact form. We look forward to you!

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