Astigmatism

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Astigmatism is an imperfection in the curvature of the cornea or lens-the eye isn’t completely round, but more like a football shape. When the eye is completely round, the light comes in and bends evenly which gives a clear view. If the eye is more football-shaped, the light gets bent more in one direction or another. That meaning only part of an object is in focus. Distant objects may look blurry or wavy. It is common to have astigmatism with myopia or hyperopia.

Most people are born with astigmatism, science doesn’t know why. It can also occur after an injury to the eye, after eye surgery, or eye disease.

There are two types of astigmatism:

  1. Corneal-This means the defect is on the cornea.
  2. Lenticular-This defect is on the lens.

Astigmatism can be corrected with:

  • Eyeglasses
  • Contact Lenses
  • Surgery

Before diving right into surgery always consult with your eye doctor.

Watch as I explain Astigmatism  https://youtu.be/ecQlxGqYc-8

 

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Sources:

www.aoa.org

www.webmd.com

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