About Toric and Multifocal Lenses
Baton Rouge Eye Physicians is pleased to offer toric and multifocal lenses for the treatment of cataracts and other vision impairments. These devices are also known as intraocular lenses (IOLs). An IOL is an artificial, clear, plastic lens that is permanently placed on the eye through surgery. A multifocal lens offers three powers for near, intermediate, and distant vision. A toric lens is uniquely shaped and offers two powers, one for distance and the other for astigmatism correction. If you have blurry vision due to cataracts, astigmatism, or age-related vision loss, contact our eye clinic in Baton Rouge, LA to learn more about artificial lenses and how they can help you.
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How are IOLs placed?
Toric and multifocal IOLs are long-lasting devices that are surgically implanted inside the eye. This is achieved through cataract or lens replacement surgery. Although this sounds scary, the procedure is very safe and only takes about 15 minutes to complete. First, a small incision is made on the side of the cornea. Then, the damaged lens is removed and the selected IOL is inserted behind the pupil. Lastly, a protective covering will be placed over the eye and will need to be worn for about a week. Prescription eye drops will be also be prescribed to aid in the healing process.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if I need toric or multifocal?
Whether you need toric or multifocal lenses will be dependent upon your existing eye conditions. After a thorough consultation at our Baton Rouge, LA facility, our skilled team of eye physicians will be able to determine which type of lenses you would benefit from. An appropriate treatment plan will then be curated for your IOL procedure in order to ensure optimal results.
What can I expect after my IOL procedure?
Immediately following your IOL procedure, you may experience some blurry vision. Your eyes may also feel slightly sore or gritty. These symptoms should subside within a few days as your eyes heal, and your eye physician will provide any necessary aftercare instructions and eye drops to aid in your recovery.
Will I still have to wear glasses or contacts after my IOL procedure?
After an IOL procedure, some patients may notice they may still need to wear glasses or contact lenses for certain distances. Though your vision will be greatly improved, certain activities may still require prescription lenses. Our team at Baton Rouge Eye Physicians will let you know what you can expect following your procedure.
better vision with IOLs
Do you have cataracts, astigmatism, or presbyopia? Thanks to advanced ocular technology, there are several long-lasting options that are available for improving your vision. With toric and multifocal IOLs, our ophthalmologists can help you achieve better eyesight and reduce your dependency on glasses or contacts. Reach out to Baton Rouge Eye Physicians in Baton Rouge, LA today.