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Cataract surgeons such as Dr. Salib near Lake Forest, CA, address other eye conditions for optimal results

Eye conditions can be difficult to understand. Dr. Salib is an experienced eye specialist who provides in depth information so that patients can gain the most benefit of recommended treatment. People scheduled for cataract surgery often ask their surgeons if treatment will also correct astigmatism. Dr. Salib of Lake Forest explains.

Cataracts and astigmatism – two different problems

Cataract surgery is a procedure performed to remove a lens that has become opaque, or clouded. This condition may be the result of excessive exposure to sunlight, with damage accumulating over many years. A progressive condition, a cataract may eventually need to be removed as daily life is impacted by blurred or distorted vision.

Astigmatism is blurred vision due to the shape of the lens, not opacity due to some type of damage. The eyes should be shaped round, like a ball. When shaped more oblong than spherical, it can become difficult to see clearly. Typically, this condition can be treated with eyeglasses. With careful planning, your eye doctor can address astigmatism at the same time a cataract is removed.

Cataract surgery includes the removal of an affected lens, followed by the insertion of a prescribed intraocular lens. If a standard lens were inserted with a patient who has astigmatism, this person would still require eyeglasses after surgery. To correct astigmatism, Dr. Salib uses a premium intraocular lens to replace the natural lens. Toric lenses, which are shaped with precision to accommodate the oblong shape of the eye, are capable of improving near vision, far vision, or both, based on the unique needs of the patient.

Modifying the shape of the eye with astigmatic keratotomy (AK) may also lead to improved vision after cataract surgery. As your doctor considers the various factors affecting your vision, the most suitable treatment plan can be devised. Dr. Salib has helped hundreds of men and women experience better vision through precision treatment. The Orange County Eye Institute serves the areas of Aliso Viejo, Lake Forest, Laguna Niguel, and more. We can help you protect your eyes and guard your vision.

Contact us today to schedule your eye exam.

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