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Correct Procedures for Correcting Astigmatism.

Astigmatism shows up on the patient's tests. Does that count them out for a multifocal IOL? If you're a modern practice, it's simply a side step.

Slight astigmatism (i.e., less than or equal to 1.0 D)? Best practices recommend Limbal Relaxing Incision (LRI) procedures. They have a very high success rate. And that makes them the most popular way to manage astigmatism for patients requesting IOL surgery. Get more info at:

A specialized IOL for astigmatism. Not performing corrective surgery? In a single step, implant a special type of monofocal lens called AcrySof® IQ Toric IOL that works with the curvature of the cornea to correct astigmatism and cataracts. Vision will be much improved. Glasses will still be in order.

More and more patients are requesting multifocal IOLs. By managing astigmatism, more patients can now receive them.

Courtesy of Alcon Laboratories