Astigmatism Correction Surgery in Hoffman Estates
While relatively common, astigmatism can be a significant barrier to regular activities, such as the operation of motor vehicles and the ability to read or use the computer for long periods of time. At the ophthalmological practice of Dr. Mark Cabin, we perform laser-assisted treatment as well as toric intraocular lenses for astigmatism in concert with cataract surgery, allowing you to gain greater independence from prescription eyewear.
If you have been diagnosed with cataracts and experience difficulties from astigmatism, contact our Hoffman Estates eye surgeon today; we are committed to providing you with accurate and effective care.
What Is Astigmatism?
For the eye to function properly, the cornea should be shaped as a perfect circle. The cornea is the transparent layer that covers both the pupil and iris and allows light to evenly bend and reflect when taken in through the pupil. Many individuals do not have an ideally circular cornea however. Instead, their cornea is shaped like a football. This is the cause of astigmatism, which is traditionally fixed through the use of corrective lenses, bending the light to compensate for the shape of an individual’s cornea.
How Dr. Mark Cabin Helps
Dr. Cabin alleviates patients’ need for corrective eyewear during cataract surgery. Toric lenses and laser cataract surgery help by correcting two significant sight and health issues at once. This process involves removing the lens that has become clouded due to cataracts and replacing it with a specially crafted prosthetic.
Measurements are taken by Dr. Cabin personally, ensuring that your treatment is never left to a technician alone. The procedure itself is then carried out with the assistance of The Zeiss IOL Master® 700, allowing for precise and effective care.
The Benefits of Toric Intraocular Lenses
During the planning phase for your treatment, Dr. Cabin determines which Toric IOL Lens is the best fit. Prior to your surgery, a portion of the cornea is painlessly marked, allowing the doctor to properly align your lens for maximum benefit. The placement of your Toric IOL Lens then effectively compensates for the shape of your cornea and creates greater visual acuity without the aid of glasses or contact lenses. While some residual blurring may occur after the placement of the lens, prescriptions are often greatly lessened in severity.
Enhance Your Vision Today
If you have suffered from astigmatism and have been diagnosed with cataracts, contact Dr. Cabin and our team today to schedule your exam and consultation. Our Hoffman Estates astigmatism surgeon is eager to help you see clearly.