Typically, patients who undergo cataract surgery receive a monofocal IOL that does not correct existing vision problems such as astigmatism. If you have astigmatism, you may still experience blurred and distorted vision because a monofocal IOL cannot correct pre-existing corneal astigmatism. High quality vision is not regained unless the astigmatism is also corrected.
The AcrySof IQ Toric IOL is changing the way people see cataract surgery. This IOL is implanted during catarct surgery to replace the existing cloudy lens. It provides clear distance vision for patients with astigmatis, usually withouth the need for glasses.
Simply put, in most cases, the AcrySof IQ Toric IOL lets you leave your glasses and contacts behind and recapture quality distance vision in one step.