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A 41-year-old male asked:

Had lasik. left eye is +0.5 with -0.5 astigmatism left. do these cancel out to get plano? dominant right eye is plano but seems blurrier at distance

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Dr. Val Zudans
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Spherical equivalent: 1/2 of astigmatism is added to sphere to give "spherical equivalent". +0.50 - 1/2*0.50 = +0.25. This is a very low residual perscription and usually not visually significant.
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 25 years experience
Close: The left eye prescription doesn't quite "cancel" out but does approach plano at the eye's optical system's clearest point. Early post lasik, a common reason for less-than-sharp vision can be that the surface is dry. Talk to your surgeon about eye drops and options to continue the postop care.

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