enVista toric Intraocular Lens (IOL)

Cataracts and Astigmatism?

If you have cataracts and astigmatism, your doctor has a great way to correct both at the same time.

Cataracts are a natural part of the aging process and will eventually develop in all of us. In fact, cataract surgery is the most commonly performed procedure in the United States with over 3 million procedures annually.

As you grow older, the lens in your eye can stiffen, harden and become cloudy. Since the lens is no longer as flexible or as clear as it used to be, the eye can't focus light properly. This makes it difficult to see as clearly as you once did. In an outpatient procedure, your ophthalmologist can replace your eye’s lens with an artificial lens, called an intraocular lens (IOL), resulting in a dramatic restoration of your sight. When you have astigmatism, your eye is more oval-shaped than round. As a result, light enters the eye and bends more in one direction than the other, which allows only part of an object to be in focus at one time. With astigmatism objects may look blurry or distorted.

enVista Toric Intraocular Lens (IOL) is designed to treat your cataracts and astigmatism at the same time. And provide you with the best possible quality of vision. Made of an advanced, next-generation material, enVista Toric IOL is also designed to provide long term clarity.

Key Features & Benefits

  • Advanced astigmatism correction at the same time as cataract surgery
  • Sharp focus - for clearly defined images
  • Clear vision - advanced material stays clear inside the eye

Questions to Ask Your Doctor:

Knowing what to ask your doctor can be important. In addition to getting answers to the questions you already have, consider getting answers to the questions listed below.

  • What are the risks and benefits associated with each of these treatment options?
  • Which cataract treatment do you recommend?
  • Am I a good candidate for the enVista Toric IOL?
  • What does this procedure involve?
  • What are the benefits, risks, and possible complications of having cataract surgery?
  • How should I prepare for the procedure?
  • What will my vision be like after recovery?

Important Safety Information

Indications: enVista toric IOL is indicated for use in patients with astigmatism after cataract removal.

Astigmatism means that your eye is more egg-shaped than round.

Cataract surgery is not completely risk-free. Complications may occur as a result of the removal of your cataract whether or not an intraocular lens is implanted.

Complications of cataract surgery range from minor, usually temporary side effects, to sight-threatening complications. Fortunately, significant sight-threatening complications are extremely rare and include, but are not limited to: infection, hemorrhage, and retinal detachment. People with existing medical conditions such as diabetes and chronic eye infections are at a higher risk of developing complications.

The risks of implantation with the enVista toric IOL include the same risks that exist for all cataract surgery with toric IOL implantation.

The long term safety and effectiveness of this lens have not been proven. The safety of the enVista toric IOL has not been substantiated in patients with preexisting conditions.

This is not all you need to know. Please discuss any questions with your eye doctor.

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