Cataracts, Astigmatism and Presbyopia

As we age, the eye’s natural crystalline lens often stiffens and hardens, which can cloud vision and create a cataract. Since the lens is no longer as flexible or as clear, the eye can’t properly focus light, which makes it difficult to see as clearly as you once did. If you ave astigmatism, your eye is more oval-shaped than round. As a result, light enters the eye and bends more in one direction than the other, which allows only part of an object to be in focus at one time. And, with Presbyopia the eye's natural lens becomes less flexible and is unable to focus light as it once did; presbyopia makes it difficult to focus on objects or words that are close to you. 

But cataracts, astigmatism and presbyopia don’t mean a permanent loss of vision or giving up activities. With today’s advances in medical technology, eye surgeons can correct cataracts, astigmatism and presbyopia at the same time.

Get the TRULIGN advantage

TRULIGN Toric lenses are designed to correct cataracts, astigmatism and presbyopia at the same time.

Standard monofocal lenses used in cataract surgery are designed to treat cataracts only, so you will probably still need glasses for most of your daily activities, especially for up-close and intermediate activities.

With the TRULIGN Toric, your cataracts, astigmatism and presbyopia will be corrected, and like many patients, you’ll experience a broader range of vision that helps gives you the ability to bring your world into clear, sharp focus. If you’re like many TRULIGN Toric patients, after surgery you’ll enjoy increased independence from your glasses.

Be sure to ask your eye doctor which treatment option is best for you.

Key Features & Benefits

  • Corrects cataracts, astigmatism and presbyopia at the same time
  • Designed to provide you with a broader range of vision
  • The outpatient surgical procedure takes approximately 15 to 20 minutes


You may be a good candidate for TRULIGN Toric:

  • If your eyes are healthy
  • If you have not had previous cataract surgery
  • If you have no major health problems

INDICATIONS

TRULIGN toric posterior chamber intraocular lens (IOL) is for use in patients to correct astigmatism with reduced need for glasses and improved uncorrected near, intermediate and far (distance) vision after cataract removal. Your eye doctor will advise you about the potential risks and benefits of cataract removal and IOL implantation.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

Cataract surgery is one of the most common surgical procedures performed; however, as with all surgeries there are warnings, precautions, and risks that you should be aware of.

  • Your eye doctor may not be able to implant the TRULIGN Toric IOL into your eye if you have complications during surgery before insertion (e.g. tissue damage that may interfere with proper positioning or functioning of the IOL). Depending on your complications your doctor may or may not be able to implant a different IOL during the same surgical procedure.
  • Contact your eye doctor immediately if you have any of the following symptoms while using the antibiotic eye drops prescribed by your doctor: itching, redness, watering of your eye, sensitivity to light. These symptoms could indicate a potential serious eye infection.
  • Possible complications from cataract surgery include infection, damage to the lining of the cornea, separation of the retina from the layer of tissue at the back of the eye, inflammation or swelling inside or outside the eye, damage to the colored part of your eye (iris), and an increase in eye pressure. If the lens moves and the hinges get stuck (called vaulting), this usually causes blurry vision. If your vision becomes blurred, contact your eye doctor immediately. You may need additional surgery to reposition or replace the IOL, or to treat other surgery complications.
  • Complications of cataract surgery range from minor, usually temporary side effects, to sight-threatening complications. These complications are extremely rare and include, but are not limited to: infection, hemorrhage, and retinal detachment.
  • You may have reactions to medicines that may be prescribed to you after your eye surgery, and side effects include redness, scratchiness of the eye, and sensitivity to light. Possible complications from cataract surgery include infection, bleeding, inflammation, tissue damage, tissue swelling of the front or back of the eye, or an increase in eye pressure. If your lens is not in the correct position, your vision may also be affected and the normal flow of fluid within the eye may be blocked. You may require additional surgery to treat these side effects.

This is not all you need to know. Please see the FDA Patient Information Brochure for additional information and discuss any questions with your eye doctor.


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