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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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Dr. Robert Chang
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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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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

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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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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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Can you tell me about astigmatism?

Can you tell me about astigmatism?

Astigmatism: Astigmatism is one type of refractive error. Myopia (or nearsightedness), hyperopa (or farsightedness), and astigmatism all can cause refractive error. Refractive error 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. Glasses, contact, and LASIK can fix this problem. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is having astigmatism a bad thing?

Can you tell me is having astigmatism a bad thing?

Astigmatism: Astigmatism is one type of refractive error. Myopia (or nearsightedness), hyperopa (or farsightedness), and astigmatism all can cause refractive error. Refractive error 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. Glasses, contact, and LASIK can fix this problem. ...Read more

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Tell me if diabetes causes astigmatism?

Generally not: But diabetes can cause lots of eye problems and even lead to blindness in not properly controlled. See your medical doctor and opthamologist on a regular basis. ...Read more

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Please tell me can diabetes cause astigmatism?

Please tell me can diabetes cause astigmatism?

No: While diabetes can indeed cause eye problems, astigmatism is not one of the things it can cause. Diabetics should get a yearly eye exam by an opthalmoloigst. ...Read more

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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