Astigmatism is a common eye disorder caused by an uneven shape of the cornea or the lens of the eye, resulting in blurred or distorted vision. Cataracts, on the other hand, are a common age-related eye problem that may make it difficult to see well. Cataract surgery is a common operation used to replace the clouded lens of the eye with a lens implant. There are, however, specialized lenses available for people with astigmatism that may treat both the cataract and the astigmatism, resulting in sharper vision. Dr. Cohen has done thousands of these surgeries, helping improve both vision and quality of life.
The severity of astigmatism, the patient’s age and lifestyle, and their general eye health all play a role in selecting the best astigmatism-correcting lens for cataract surgery. At the Cohen Eye Institute, we will examine your unique eyes and discuss with you in detail the options that are most suitable for your eyes’ condition.