Toric Intra-ocular lens implants are designed to neutralize corneal astigmatism. When properly implanted these lenses have a very high likely hood of reducing or eliminating corneal astigmatism. Since this neutralization of the astigmatism is done at the level of the lens implant, there is no need to resort to modifying the shape of the cornea itself via Limbal Relaxing Incisions (LRI's) or Laser Vision correction.
In our practice IOL's are frequently recommended for patients who have very high degrees of astigmatism that would be uncorrectable safely with subsequent surgery.
If you know you have significant corneal astigmatism, ask us about the use of Toric IOL's in cataract surgery.