TORICA® – For correction of astigmatism
In addition to the standard cataract treatment, your ophthalmologist offers premium intraocular lenses with additional benefits. The innovative optical design of the TORICA® premium lens compensates for astigmatism.
As a manufacturer of high-quality premium IOLs, we want to provide you with comprehensive information on how our implant works. We offer you support as you pursue treatment and select the right lens for you.
Overview of topics
What is astigmatism?
Objects are blurred, dots can appear as lines and straight edges are distorted. One manifestation of this defective vision is that objects are perceived with a shadow pointing in a certain direction. Under certain circumstances, uncorrected astigmatism can also be accompanied by double vision.
How can astigmatism be corrected?
The irregular curvature of the cornea with astigmatism can be corrected with glasses or contact lenses. To create the corrective effect, the visual aid has a cylindrical or toric shape with two different curvatures (see illustration) instead of a uniform shape. The different curves compensate for the curvature of the cornea and the visual defect is corrected.
The different curves compensate for the curvature of the cornea
Can astigmatism also be corrected during cataract surgery?
In cataract surgery, a premium intraocular lens can be implanted instead of a standard lens to correct astigmatism. The TORICA® has the same effect as a toric vision aid and compensates for astigmatism. The toric IOL is aligned in the interior of the eye and compensates for the curvature of the cornea. Compared to conventional toric IOLs, TORICA® is optimized to improve contrast sensitivity. Patients benefit from effective and stable correction of astigmatism.
The patient has a very good chance of being able to do without distance glasses and achieve much better vision. 100% of patients who were treated with TORICA® in a clinical study would choose implantation again. Read more.
TORICA®corrects your astigmatism and gives you clear vision without glasses. However, you will still need glasses to read. The combination of toric and multifocal principles allows freedom from glasses in the near, intermediate, and far range even with existing astigmatism.
IOLs from HumanOptics
What is so special about IOLs made by HumanOptics?
HumanOptics Holding AG has over 35 years of experience in the production of intraocular lenses and was one of the first manufacturers of toric IOLs. These many years of experience and consistent innovations result in the current design of the TORICA®.
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