A 21-year-old member asked:
How is astigmatism diagnosed?
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Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Diagnosing Astigmati: Astigmatism is caused by a football shaped cornea so technologies can that can measure corneal shape (topographers) can diagnose astigmatism.Glasses refraction, corneal topography, scheimpflug photography, keratometry, and many sophisticated technologies can easily diagnose astigmatism today. Most cases can be corrected by glasses/cls, laser techniquesand lens implant technologies (toric lenses).
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Ophthalmology 23 years experience
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A 50-year-old member asked:
How do you diagnose an astigmatism?
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Ophthalmology 39 years experience
Refraction: Astigmatism is found when the refractive state of the eye is determined. It most commonly refers to a slight American football shape of the cornea rather than a soccer ball shape. Astigmatism results is images being out of focus in the eye
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A 43-year-old member asked:
What is astigmatism?
4 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Oval eye shape: Refractive errors require either plus (farsighted) or minus (nearsighted) glasses + an extra amount if the eye is oval in shape (astigmatism). These are called refractive errors and can be corrected with glasses or contacts. The list of other eye problems is long and these are usually unrelated to astigmatism.
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Last updated Jul 3, 2013
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