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Glaucoma Astigmatism Related
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Floaters in the eye have several causes, but not astigmatism. The most common cause is degeneration of the vitreous fluid. The floaters gradually get worse, and persist. Sudden increase in floaters may be caused by vitreous separation (detachment) and may associated with a retinal tear or detachment, and an eye exam is advisable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do you suddenly have astigmatism in both eyes? Had bad reaction to topiramate about a month ago. Related?
Puzzling: Topamax can cause swelling of the ciliary body in the eye which can cause the pressure to increase and to become very near-sighted. It is difficult to imagine a scenario in which it would cause or change astigmatism. These issues resolve with discontinuing the drug. Discuss this with your ophthalmologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer