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Astigmatism related to glaucoma?

Astigmatism related to glaucoma?

no: Astigmatism is the normal asymmetry of the cornea that most people have. It has no relationship to glaucoma. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Chang
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Glaucoma (Definition)

Glaucoma refers to a group of eye conditions that lead to damage to the optic nerve, the nerve that carries visual information from the eye to the brain. In many cases, damage to the optic nerve is due to increased pressure in the eye, also known ...Read more


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Is astigmatism associated with glaucoma?

Is astigmatism associated with glaucoma?

No: These are unrelated and the presence of one of them does not increase or decrease the chance of the other. ...Read more

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What is astigmatism and is it related to glaucoma?

What is astigmatism and is it related to glaucoma?

Can be: For example, after glaucoma surgery, some astigmatism can be induced by incisions in the cornea or sclera. But by itself, glaucoma does not typically cause astigmatism. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is astigmatism. Does it have anything to do with glaucoma?

Can you tell me what is astigmatism. Does it have anything to do with glaucoma?

Refractive error: Astigmatism is a measure of how "unround" the eye is. We tend to think that the eye is a perfectly round globe, but it actually is almost always at least a little oblong, like a rugby ball. The degree to which the front window (cornea) is oblong is measured in amount and angle of astigmatism (in which direction the ball is standing). Glaucoma has nothing to do with astigmatism. ...Read more

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I have very thin optic nerves, so does my dad. Am i a suspect of glaucoma ? My io pressure is normal. I have astigmatism and far sightedness.

I have very thin optic nerves, so does my dad. Am i a suspect of glaucoma ? My io pressure is normal. I have astigmatism and far sightedness.

Follow-up: Fortunately you ar still a young adult and are naturally concerned. Does your dad HAV glaucoma, or other fam members? I strongly rec that you continue with eye md exams to verify that your optic nerves are still functioning normally. A specialist in glaucoma is an excellent resource. They have years of experience to know when/if to treat your eyes. Oftenspecific diagnostic testing is performed. ...Read more

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Do glaucoma associate with high astigmatisme?

Do glaucoma associate with high astigmatisme?

Sometimes: After glaucoma surgery you sometimes get high astigmatism from having the glaucoma surgery. Otherwise not associated. ...Read more

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How bad is astigmatism?

How bad is astigmatism?

Usually not: Astigmatism is a physical curvature aspect of the cornea and lens of the eye which in effect makes the eye oval. The term astigmatism is from physics and is not usually a bad thing. The correction is a reverse oval in the eyeglasses or contacts. Most astigmatism is small and easily corrected. Sometimes it is large or irregular and that make perfect vision difficult. See your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Can astigmatism be cured?

Can astigmatism be cured?

Yes: Astigmatism is an irregularity of the cornea that is generally treated with glasses or contact lenses. It can be surgically 'cured' with laser vision corrrection ( lasik or prk ) or incisional corneal procedures. ...Read more

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How to avoid astigmatism?

How to avoid astigmatism?

Cannot : At age 33 you cannot do anything to avoid astigmatism. Surgery may be able to correct astigmatism if you have it now. If you do not have any astigmatism at this time it is unlikely to be a problem in the future. ...Read more

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How is astigmatism diagnosed?

Astigmatism: A complete eye exam can pick up astigmatism, since it is measurable in your glasses prescription. It can also be mapped using corneal topography, where a surface is made of your eyes. ...Read more

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Astigmatism (Definition)

Astigmatism is an eye condition that causes blurry vision because the eye is unable to focus light to a point and thus unable to produce a sharp ...Read more