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A 21-year-old member asked:

How is astigmatism treated?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Contact lenses: The irregularities in the curvature of the cornea can be addressed though customized contact lenses.
Dr. Theodore Wu
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Astigmatism: Astigmatism is where the surface of the eye is peaked like a football, instead of being smooth like a soccerball. Uncorrected astigmatism causes straight lines to appear wavy. It may be corrected with glasses, contact lenses, or refractive surgery. For people with significant cataracts, it may be corrected with a toric implant.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

What is astigmatism?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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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