• Does laser-corrected astigmatism change the pre-determined strength of IOL?


    Question:

     I’m having laser-assisted cataract surgery. I also have mild astigmatism that will be corrected with the femtosecond laser. If the strength of my lenses is based on measurements before the surgery, then after my astigmatism is corrected won’t that change the prescription of the IOL being inserted?


    Answer:

    Your surgeon knows how to take this into account when ordering the proper power for the intraocular lens.


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