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Are there eye conditions that are similar to astigmatism?

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Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Not really: Astigmatism is curvature of the eye that causes 2 images in the eye. It is unique, but is part of problems in the eye known as refractive error. Near and farsightedness are 2 others. All are correctable with glasses, contact lenses and surgery. More info: http://www.2020vision.Com/refractive_error.Html.

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