You have cataracts and astigmatism.
Your doctor has a great way to correct
them both.

TRULIGN Toric offers a new direction
in vision correction.

Today’s advances in medical technology allow eye surgeons to correct both cataracts and astigmatism at the same time. In many cases, this may reduce the need for eyeglasses. However, it is important to understand that since everyone’s vision, expectations, and lifestyles differ, it is difficult to determine how much you will be dependent on glasses after surgery.

You’ve got a lot to do and see. That’s why your doctor may recommend that you have cataract surgery using an innovative lens from Bausch + Lomb that also corrects your astigmatism.

 
Before you learn more about this exceptional lens,
let’s take a closer look at how cataracts and astigmatism
are affecting your vision. What Are Cataracts?

Fair Balance:
Cataract surgery is one of the most common surgical procedures performed; however, as with all surgeries there are warnings, precautions, and risks that you should be aware of.

Warnings
1.Your eye doctor may not be able to implant the TRULIGN™ Toric IOL into your eye if you have complications during surgery (e.g. tissue damage that may cause the lens to rotate after surgery). Depending on your specific surgical complications your doctor may or may not be able to implant a different IOL during the same surgical procedure. 2.Contact your eye doctor immediately if you have any of the following symptoms while using the antibiotic eye drops prescribed by your doctor: itching, redness, watering of your eye, sensitivity to light. These symptoms could indicate a potential serious eye infection.

Precautions
1.As with any surgical procedure, there is risk involved. Possible complications from cataract surgery include infection, damage to the lining of the cornea, separation of the retina from the layer of tissue at the back of the eye (retinal detachment), inflammation or swelling inside or outside the eye, damage to the iris (the colored part of your eye), and an increase in eye pressure. You may need additional surgery to reposition or replace the IOL, or to treat other surgery complications. Toric IOLs require surgical repositioning more often than non-toric IOLs. 2. Tell your eye doctor if you have been diagnosed with any eye disease. The safety and effectiveness of the TRULIGN Toric IOL has not been established in patients with preexisting eye conditions and complications during surgery, such as an increase in eye pressure (glaucoma) or complications of diabetes in the eye (diabetic retinopathy). The outcome of cataract surgery will depend on the health of your eye before surgery. 3. Tell your eye doctor if you have had prior refractive surgery, such as LASIK. The safety and effectiveness of the TRULIGN Toric IOL has not been studied in patients with prior refractive surgery. 4. You will need to wear glasses if you have any of the following: a. Nearsightedness or farsightedness after surgery: These conditions may result from errors in measurements before surgery, wrong lens power, or changes in the cornea in response to the surgery; b.Uncorrected astigmatism after surgery: This condition may result from the same reasons as stated above. In addition, uncorrected astigmatism could also result from improper position of the IOL or if your corneal astigmatism is greater than the amount that can be corrected with the IOL. 5.A toric IOL corrects astigmatism only when it is placed in the correct position in the eye.

There is a possibility that the toric IOL could be placed incorrectly or could move within the eye. If the toric lens is not positioned correctly following surgery, the change in your astigmatism correction by the IOL, along with any necessary correction with glasses, may cause visual distortions. 6.Avoid any activity that could harm your eye while you are recovering from surgery. For example, avoid any activities where objects can come in contact with or put pressure on the eye, such as Tennis or Scuba Diving. Potential Risks

There are risks associated with cataract surgery. The complications and side effects experienced during the clinical study were similar to those experienced with other intraocular lenses and with routine cataract surgery. Because it is surgery it 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.

You may have reactions to medicines that may be prescribed to you after your eye surgery, and side effects include redness, scratchiness of the eye, and sensitivity to light. Possible complications from cataract surgery include infection, bleeding, inflammation, tissue damage, tissue swelling of the front or back of the eye, or an increase in eye pressure. If your lens is not in the correct position, your vision may also be affected and the normal flow of fluid within the eye may be blocked. Your vision may not improve or may get worse if these complications occur. You may require additional surgery to treat these side effects.