TORIC IOLs are single vision lenses that help correct for astigmatism. They have special markers on the peripheral parts of the lens that enable the surgeon to see the orientation of the astigmatism correction in the lens. Once the toric IOL is implanted in the eye, the surgeon then rotates the lens so the astigmatism correction is properly aligned for best results. This can reduce the blur and need for glasses after surgery caused by astigmatism.
Patients receiving Toric IOL's do not have a near or reading correction and thus should expect the need for reading or bifocal type glasses after surgery.
TORIC IOL's are not covered by standard insurance policies. Please contact our office for the one time costs for these lenses and their implantation.
While the standard or Toric IOL allows for sharp vision at one focal plane, a new multifocal IOL called the PANOPTIX provides better vision at multiple distances. By incorporating rings of variable focus in the lens, the PANOPTIX gives simultaneous focus for distance, intermediate and near vision.
PANOPTIX is the latest such advanced multifocal IOL approved in the US. And if one has astigmatism, the PANOPTIX can help correct this as well.
PANOPTIX IOL's are not covered by standard insurance policies. Please contact our office for the one time costs for these lenses and their implantation.
PANOPTIX Premium IOL's have concentric circular rings built into their optical component to give you the enhanced range of vision. Such rings can cause some glare at night and a mild loss of contrast compared to single vision implants. For the majority of patients this is an acceptable and tolerable side effect. If you are someone who drives a lot at night or must feel that the absolute clarity of your distance vision is essential, then a multifocal IOL may not be ideal for you.
Every individual patient is unique. Various states of the health of the eye, refraction and surgical outcome can affect the vision after cataract surgery. Many patients require some usage of glasses after surgery, even if a Premium IOL is utilized. We cannot guarantee anyone's visual outcome following cataract surgery.