Patients with cataracts and pre-existing cornea astigmatism are candidates for a toric aspheric IOL. When a patient with astigmatism has cataract surgery with a traditional monofocal intraocular lens, they will still have blur and distortion when they are not wearing their glasses due to their astigmatism. Toric iols can provide clear uncorrected distance vision. Currently, toric iols do not correct for presbyopia, so glasses will still be needed for close work.
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