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Question:
Can a toric lens implanted during cataract surgery overcorrect astigmatism and create a vision impairment?

Answer:
It is possible that a toric lens implant could be either of too much power or off-axis, which can result in diminished vision. However, if this is the case, your vision should correct up just fine with a pair of prescription glasses. Ask your surgeons if you are a candidate for lens reposition or LASIK to fine-tune the vision if possible.

Answered by: Jeffrey Whitman, MDDr. Jeffrey Whitman

Categories: Cataracts, Eye Surgery, Vision Correction

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Answered: Aug 15, 2014

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