Ophthalmology & Optometry/acrysof toric lens implants

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Hello Dr Berger. Im 68 woman and need my cataracts taken out.i have glaucoma and have lazer treatment for it 5 yrs ago so i dont have to use drops any more.Ihave astigmatism and my doctor feels im a good candicate for the toric lens implants. i have checked on the internet about people who have had this done and i dont hear very many good things about it. could i just have the traditional iol lens put in after cataract surgery.M right eye sphere is +4.75 cylinder -3.00 Axis 170. left eye sphere 5.00 cylinder -350 Axis 178.Will the traditional implant help me at all.Thank You Ann

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You are most definitely a candidate for the toric plant simply because you have a considerable amount of astigmatism.  If you opt for the traditional lens implant, no doubt  you'll still be blurry and will still need eyeglasses for driving, tv  , as well as for reading.   Good luck.    Dr.ken  

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DR. KENNETH BERGER

Expertise

Any and all questions with regard to ocular ailments, eye diseases as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, etc , eye and visual sympomatology, eyeglasses, contact lenses, low or subnormal vision, pediatric vision conditions,and special and unique ailments will be discussed.

Experience

36 years of clinical experience in opticianry and therapeutic optometry. Still in private practice with special interests in vision conditions, diagnosing and treating ocular ailments, prescibing treatment plans which include medicine, eyeglasses, and contact lenses primarily. Although surgery is not within the realm of my area of expertise, I co-manage many pre and post -op surgical cases which include Lasik and PRK procedures.

Organizations
New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians American Optometric Association

Education/Credentials
B.A.,1968, Hunter College of the City University of New York B.S.,1970, Pennsylvania College of Optometry O.D.,1973, Pennsylvania College of Optometry Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Administration Certification, New Jersey 1992

Awards and Honors
Clinical Efficiency Award, 1973, Pennsylvaania College of Optometry

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