Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Lens Replacement Surgery for Astigmatism

Question:
Would Lens Replacement Surgery be right for people with an astigmatism?

Answer:
Astigmatism is a common refractive vision problem that can occur by itself or in combination with either nearsightedness or farsightedness. Astigmatism is usually the result of an unequal curvature of the cornea. If your eyes are healthy and the cornea is healthy and simply has an unequal curvature, there are currently several types of refractive eye surgery that can be performed to correct astigmatism. Laser Eye Surgery such as LASIK Surgery is a frequently performed type of Laser Vision Correction for astigmatism with or without nearsightedness or farsightedness and generally provides excellent results for patients who are identified as good candidates with realistic expectations and defined personal goals. Depending on your age, whether you have some other type of refractive error such as farsightedness, whether or not you have dry eyes, the degree of astigmatism and the health of your eyes, specifically whether you have any signs of cataracts or exceptionally thin corneal tissue, it is possible that your eye surgeon might suggest Lens Replacement Surgery with implantation of an astigmatism correcting toric lens implant as the procedure of choice. So, depending on your individual situation an eye surgeon who is both a LASIK Surgeon and a Cataract Surgeon will help you through the examination and decision process as to whether an astigmatism correcting lens implant might be the best choice for you.

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