astigmatism may be corrected at the time of cataract surgery to
improve uncorrected vision, thereby reducing the need for glasses.
Astigmatism results ftom alteration in the shape of the cornea or
lens, causing distortion when viewing objects. Corneal astigmatism
may be corrected at the time of cataract surgery by placing incisions
in the cornea, more commonly referred to as limbal relaxing incisions
(LRI). For larger amounts of astigmatism, a toric intraocular lens
(IOL) may be placed during the time of cataract surgery. Sometimes,
residual astigmatism may be corrected with laser vision correction
months or years after surgery.
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