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Cylindrical power -6.5 in both eyes, is this really bad?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
This is : A large amount of astigmatism. You should see a corneal specialist to evaluate your corneas for a ectatic disorder like keratoconus.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

Cylindrical power of -.25 in both eyes..Is this considered bad?

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Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Astigmatism: This is a nearly negligible amount of astigmatism and should not be responsible for any significant problem with vision.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Cylindrical power -6.5 in both eyes. What does this indicate?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
This indicates: A lot of astigmatism. This much astigmatism should be evaluated for possible corneal problems. Be sure to see a corneal specialist for this evaluation.
Last updated Oct 22, 2020

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