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How does astigmatism threaten homeostatis of the organ system(s)?

How does astigmatism threaten homeostatis of the organ system(s)?

Blurry vision: Astigmatism just means that the i does not focus light at a single point. The result is blurred vision unless the astigmatism is corrected. Classic complaints of uncorrected astigmatism are ghosting of vision. ...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


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What is astigmatism?

What is astigmatism?

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. ...Read more

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What is astigmatism?

Corneal curvature: Astigmatism just means that your cornea is not perfectly spherically shaped and instead has different curvatures in different directions (kind of like a football in the extreme example). Everyone has some degree of astigmatism although not everyone has enough to notice it. I doubt you "need" any surgery. ...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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What causes astigmatism?

Eye growth: Mosty astigmatism is due to the way the eye develops as it grows and is due to differential growth in one axis causing an ovalness of the need for glasses. Some astigmatism can also be from eye trauma. ...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?

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 common is astigmatism?

How common is astigmatism?

Very common: Small degrees are very common but are easily corrected with glasses. Big amounts can be difficult to correct but is less frequent. ...Read more

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How is astigmatism treated?

How is astigmatism treated?

Contact lenses: The irregularities in the curvature of the cornea can be addressed though customized contact lenses. ...Read more

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What does astigmatism mean?

Not spherical: Astigmatism means that the front window of the eye, the cornea, is not spherical. It is shaped like the side of an egg. Astigmatism is normal. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Ziegler
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