With advancements in modern medicine, multiple vision problems can be corrected with one procedure. The TRULIGN Toric Intraocular Lens specifically can address astigmatism, presbyopia, and cataracts at the same time. So what is a TRULIGN Toric Lens, and how does it work? Read on to learn more.
What is a TRULIGN Toric Lens?
TRULIGN Toric is a brand of a lens that can be implanted into the eye during cataract surgery. The goal of the TRULIGN Toric IOL is to correct astigmatism and presbyopia as well as cataracts. By the end of the procedure, the patient should be able to see near and fear better than they did before.
TRULIGN Toric is a flexible lens made of a proprietary advanced generation solid silicone. The IOL mimics the movement of the eye and adjusts to the needs of individual patients.
In order to correct the astigmatism, the eye surgeon will adjust the orientation of the lens. Prior to the surgery, the eye doctor will place markings on the patient’s cornea to identify the most curved area of the eye. As the lens is implanted, the surgeon will align it with the markings in order to correct the astigmatism.
What to Expect If You’re Having Cataract Surgery
If you are having cataract surgery completed at one of our Michigan Eye Institute locations, plan to arrive at least an hour before the procedure. Eye drops will be applied to prepare you for surgery during this time. The next step is for your eyes to be cleaned, and a local anesthetic will be applied.
A small incision will be made during the procedure, and a probe will be used to break up the cataract. The probe uses high-energy sound waves in order to do so. After the cataract is removed, the intraocular lens will be implanted.
Your eye will typically heal quickly, and the lens will feel like a natural part of your eye. In fact, many patients experience improved vision almost instantly. You can return home after the surgery, which usually only takes about 20 minutes. You will want to rest your eyes after the surgery, but most patients can resume normal activities within one or two days.
Our eye doctors will thoroughly explain the procedure during consultations, but feel free to contact us with any additional questions you may have.