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Category Archives for Cataracts and Astigmatism

Cataracts and Astigmatism Archives

Cataract Surgery in Columbus Ohio

Exciting new options are available for cataract surgery in Columbus Ohio at the Erdey Searcy Eye Group. We’ve developed some new techniques to make your vision outcomes even better after cataract surgery. We’ve implemented new techniques for dealing with astigmatism, we’re offering new choices in premium lens options, and even started new protocols in dropless […]

Laser Vision Correction (LASIK, PRK)

Laser Vision Correction (LASIK, PRK) can be used to reduce residual astigmatism after cataract surgery.  The procedure can be performed weeks, months or years after the initial cataract procedure.

Toric Intraocular Lenses (IOLs)

Toric Intraocular Lenses (IOLs) can be used to reduce astigmatism at the time of cataract surgery and may reduce the need for corrective lenses. Bifocals or reading glasses may still be required. These devices are capable of correcting larger amounts of astigmatism than astigmatic keratotomy techniques.  Drs. Erdey, Searcy and Kaswinkel use a ring illuminator […]

Astigmatic Keratotomy (AK) – Limbal Relaxing Incisions

Astigmatic Keratotomy (AK) – Limbal Relaxing Incisions Astigmatic Keratotomy (AK) is a modified form of Radial Keratotomy used to reduce astigmatism. Tiny, precise scratches are made on the cornea surface in a specific location in accordance with the steepest curve of the cornea. These scratches flatten the steepest part of the cornea. This makes the […]

Astigmatic Keratotomy (AK) – Scleral Recession

Richard A Erdey, MD has developed this simple, effective method as an alternative to limbal relaxing incisions, Toric Intraocular lenses, or Laser Vision Correction to reduce or eliminate astigmatism during cataract or Visian ICL surgery. The cataract incision is modified and placed at the steepest part of the cornea. The cornea relaxes and flattens making […]

What is Astigmatism?

Forty percent (40%) of the population has 1 diopter (D) or more of astigmatism. Correcting it at the time of cataract surgery is generally advisable to improve results and reduce dependence on corrective lenses after surgery. An astigmatic cornea is football-shaped or oval causing light to be focused into two points. Uncorrected vision is blurred […]