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Astigmatism and Toric Intraocular Lens (IOL)


The Toric eye lens implant is the most preferred choice of intraocular lens for providing quality vision to patients who have both cataract and astigmatism. The premium IOL, when implanted during cataract surgery, has shown positive results in the reduction of postoperative astigmatism too. So, if you desire to get rid of cataract and glasses simultaneously, then Toric IOL is an apt choice for you!


Cataract removal surgery, in terms of both technique and intraocular lenses, has evolved and advanced over the last few decades. Earlier, to correct astigmatism, ophthalmologists used to make incisions into the cornea. But now with the help of the unique design of Toric IOL, astigmatism can be corrected without any further surgical intervention. It's during cataract removal surgery, which is an outpatient procedure, these lenses are implanted inside the eye at the required angle of corneal irregularity. Infact, with the Toric lens, cataract surgery recovery time remains the same and visual results are instant.


At Sharp Sight (Group of Eye Hospitals) we offer an advanced range of IOLs: Monofocal, Multifocal, Crystalens and Toric lens for cataract surgery and our cost of IOL surgery in India is most cost-effective and affordable. Before deciding on a surgery date, all our cataract patients undergo thorough eye examination and based on the reports our cataract specialists determine and recommend the best-suited cataract treatment and the IOL option.


What is Astigmatism?


Astigmatism is a common refractive error that causes blurred vision without the use of glasses or contact lenses. While a normal eye would have a smooth and round cornea and lens, people with astigmatism have an irregularity in their cornea or lens. The condition is recognised as Corneal Astigmatism and Lenticular Astigmatism, respectively.


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Usually, when a person with minor astigmatism, which is considered to be normal, needs Cataract Surgery, Toric IOL may not be recommended as Toric IOLs are exclusively designed for cataract patients who have 1.25 to 4 dioptres of pre-existing astigmatism. Similar to Toric contact lenses, Toric IOLs too have different powers in different meridians of the lens which may be unique for each patient. Therefore, after eye examination and prior to surgery, once the IOL is confirmed general measurements are taken to choose the patient's appropriate Toric IOL power and the required orientation of the implant.

However, patients with astigmatism can also opt for refractive error surgeries, like LASIK or ICL. For queries on astigmatism or to know your treatment options seek an appointment with our eye specialist.

  • Toric IOL is preferred choice for treating Astigmatic patients with Cataract.
  • This single piece foldable lens is non-toxic, flexible and comfortable for the human eye.
  • It eliminates the risk of postoperative astigmatism.
  • Toric lens implantation for cataract surgery has shown positive reviews in terms of both optical performance and higher quality vision.
  • It reduces dependency on distance glasses.

Say ‘Yes’ To High Quality Vision

Astigmatic patients planning Cataract Surgery can discuss the possibility of implanting Toric IOL, thus treating Cataract and Astigmatism simultaneously. The Toric IOL has shown successful results in a maximum number of cases.

Sharp Sight offers Toric IOL even in Multifocal IOL range and our price of IOL lenses in India is very cost effective. As mentioned, these lenses are used for reducing dependence on both near and distant vision after Cataract Surgery.

To know more about Toric Lens, Astigmatism, Cataract Surgery or Toric IOL Cost, speak to our representative.

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