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Is astigmatism treatable?

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Dr. David Miller
Dr. David Milleranswered
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Most certainly: Astigmatism is a condition where the cornea is off-round in one or more planes. It is treated very successfully with corrective lenses that correct for the visual distortions caused by the mal-shapen cornea. Astigmatism can also sometimes be treated surgically with laser surgery and other techniques. See your local eye care professional to see what options might be best for you.
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Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Yes: Refractive correction, i.e. Glasses, contacts, laser, incisions, implants, etc. Should distinguish regular vs. Irregular through topography.
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What is astigmatism?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 54 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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