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A 30-year-old member asked:

Can having an astigmatism in one eye affect the other?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alan Mindlin
51 years experience
Yes: If there is any difference/imbalance from one eye to another including astigmatism, this can cause eye strain or even headaches. Correcting the imbalance should relieve the symtoms.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

How does astigmatism affect human eye ?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Blurs vision: Images are blurred with astigmatism. You can think of astigmatism as a football on the surface of your eye. You need the equivalent of a round basketball to see clearly. Patients with astigmatism wear contacts or glasses shaped as a football in the opposite axis, thus neutralizing the astigmatism.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Can there be something you can do about having astigmatism in one eye?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Yes: Glasses, contacts or surgery are the choices.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Can astigmatism jump from one eye to the next?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Matthew Goren
33 years experience
Not really: But most people do have astigmatism in both eyes. But it's not like it's "contagious".
A 43-year-old member asked:

I have astigmatism in one eye and floaters, are these related?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Witlin
LASIK Surgery 47 years experience
No : Astigmatism is refractive error in which the focusing power of your eye is not completely symmetrical. Floaters are condensations of proteins in the gel of your eye (the vitreous). The 2 are not related.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Does having astigmatism in one eye prevent one from seeing in 3d?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
No: As long as your eyes have good corrected vision with glasses or contacts, and they are aligned normally, then you should have depth perception ( 3d). Now how much depth perception you have depends on how good your visual system works.
Last updated Mar 22, 2014
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