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A 30-year-old male asked:

Ghosting of vision (night light;reading white text in black background) in eyes.doc checked cornea and lens with slit lamp: no issues. astigmatism?

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Dr. Gary Pomeranz
Ophthalmology 47 years experience
Yes: Astigmatism occurs when the cornea is not perfectly spherical. If the shape is more like an egg, you have astigmatism and this creates "ghosting" as you've described. A refraction would tell if this is the problem and glasses could solve your difficulty.

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