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A 36-year-old member asked:

how is it that i'm farsighted with strong astigmatism but am having little difficulty seeing?

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Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 61 years experience
Refractive error: You may be accommodating to the refractive error, but when given the appropriate correction you will also see how much better your vision will be.

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Pbm in brain not eye: The term cortical vision impairment implys that there is a problem with the brain cortex (outer cell layer) that interprets the imput of the eye and visual nerve inputs.This is similar to having a good video camera, cables and system but the no screen to display the input in a way you can understand it.
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What illness besides MS include monocular visual loss as a symptom?

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How does astigmatism cause double vision?

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Out of focus: Astigmatism makes a misshapen image (changed in one axis) and thus can have blurred edges and appear doubled or ghosted.
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What is the difference between double vision and astigmatism?

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Dr. David Kira
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Eye Alignment: Double vision - when present with both eyes open is caused by eye misalignment. Astigmatism is a corneal or lens irregularity in focus and can present with a ghost image (double) with either eye open. Also, cataract can cause astigmatism and double vision with either eye open. It is very imporant to distinguish between single and both eyed double vision.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What's the difference between myopia and astigmatism. Can you have astigmatism without having myopia?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Two separates: Myopia is very near vision and need for glasses beyond a foot or so. You may can read when very close to you but cannot see beyond arms length. Astigmatism is an irregular contour of the cornea and causes waviness and blurring in the pattern of sight. You can have one without the other. Your eye care professional can examine you and correct most of these problems. Seeing it clearer?

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