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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)

A condition that causes damage to your eye's optic nerve and gets worse over time. It's often linked to a buildup of pressure inside your eye. Without treatment, glaucoma can cause total permanent blindness ...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 is astigmatism diagnosed?

How is astigmatism diagnosed?

Diagnosing Astigmati: Astigmatism is caused by a football shaped cornea so technologies can that can measure corneal shape (topographers) can diagnose astigmatism.Glasses refraction, corneal topography, scheimpflug photography, keratometry, and many sophisticated technologies can easily diagnose astigmatism today. Most cases can be corrected by glasses/cls, laser techniquesand lens implant technologies (toric lenses). ...Read more

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How to tell if I have astigmatism?

Most people do: Most people have astigmatism which is when the front of the eye is not a perfect sphere. With significant astigmatism, your uncorrected (without glasses or contacts) vision is blurred. So if you don't have blurred vision, you don't have significant astigmatism. If you do have blurred vision, your eye doctor can tell you if it is due astigmatism or another cause. ...Read more

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How to know if I have astigmatism?

Astigmatism: It's hard to know if you have astigmatism without an eye exam. Astigmatism is one type of refractive error. Myopia (or nearsightedness), hyperopa (or farsightedness), and astigmatism all can cause refractive error which is what causes a patient to require glasses or contact lenses to see better. Astigmatism is typically when the cornea is shaped more like a football than a basketball. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is astigmatism?

Irregular shape: Astigmatism refers to a lens that is not perfectly round. Our corneas and natural lenses appear round to the naked eye, but are in fact not perfectly circular (soccer ball shaped). The more football-shaped they are, the more astigmatism they have, and the more distorted things appear through them. Glasses and contact lenses correct for the astigmatism, removing the blur and distortion it causes. ...Read more

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Astigmatism: how to cure permanently?

Astigmatism: how to cure permanently?

Surgical: To permanently eliminate astigmatism, you have to have surgery, either on the surface of the eye or inside the eye. For your age, if the degree of astimgatism is not unusally high, a surface procedure such as lasik is probably the best. Toric lenses can be implanted inside the eye for those patients who have cataracts and need cataract surgery. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having astigmatism?

Visual blur: Astigmatism is found in an eye with some degree of ovalness. Most are intrinsic (not due to some external cause) and it is very common (over 60% of eyes have some degree of astigmatism). Correction is a reverse oval of the proper power in eyeglasses or contact lenses. Lasik can also correct this. There are no eyedrops, lifestyle changes or dietary changes to correct this. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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Astigmatism (Definition)

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