I will tell you that I do not recommend intraocular contact lens for any of my patients. The risks including cataracts, damage to cornea, glaucoma and the surgery involves risk of infection, bleeding, loss of eye.
If with ICL you leave the lens in the eye. The eye can still focus. If an IOL is used the lens of the eye is removed and the eye cannot focus with a standard toric monofocal IOL.
Thanks for your advice.
I wish I lived in the United states and then I could make an appointment to see you.
I will not be proceeding with IOL or ICL surgery, after reading your post.
limbal relaxing incisions may be another option for me although I have read the risks associated with this procedure and infection /loss an eye are mentioned. I guess a lot of the risk would depend on the skills & experience of the Surgeon/Doctor who would be doing the operation.
All the best
LRIs are not that risky when done by a expericienced surgeon. Also consider toric contacts.