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How common is farsightedness and astigmatisms in people with downs syndrome?

How common is farsightedness and astigmatisms in people with downs syndrome?

Very common: It is very common to have refractive error but near-sightedness and astigmatism are more common that far-sightedness. There is also an association with keratoconus due to eye rubbing. ...Read more

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Dr. Mitchell Vogel
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Farsightedness (Definition)

also referred to as Hyperopia. A short axial length of the eye or a non-optimized lens allows light to focus behind the retina instead of on the retinal plane. This typically results in an inability to ...Read more


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My astigmatism getting worse with farsightedness, help?

My astigmatism getting worse with farsightedness, help?

Normal: Farsightedness with and without astigmatism is something you are born with. After age 38 the accommodative power of the lens decreases. People then "manifest' their hyperopic astigmatism. And it does seem to increase specially if it is significant amount, from age 38-45 rapidly. As long as you don't have any other eye diseases this is a normal phenomenon. See your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Farsighted at the same time as astigmatism; how does that work?

Farsighted at the same time as astigmatism; how does that work?

Combined issues: Farsightedness (hyperopia) is an eye too short, light rays converge to a point behind the retina. Astigmatism is either cornea, lens, or both result in an optical light path as if the light were passing through a glass football, creating a complex image (conoid of sturm, a great topic for wikipedia). Uncorrected hyperopic astigmatism would produce a conoid of sturm behind the retina. ...Read more

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.I'm being corrected for farsighted and astigmatism. I see better without them night is even worse?

.I'm being corrected for farsighted and astigmatism. I see better without them night is even worse?

Full time wear: Eyes have to get used to glasses. If you take them off and on, your eyes will not get used to them. All this is assuming, that you have been given the correct prescription. ...Read more

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Im farsighted/astigmatism/byfocal. When they correct the astigmatism it cuts my distance and makes words blurry. +.75/-.75/70. Closeup has glare.

Return to eye doc: Correcting the astigmatism should make the distance better. At your age, you may also need a multifocal glasses prescription to see well at distance and close. Return to the eye doc for evaluation. ...Read more

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Could lasik correct astigmatism in a farsighted eye?

Could  lasik correct astigmatism in a farsighted eye?

Usually: Most patients with hyperopic astigmatism can have their prescription corrected with lasik. Some patients have issues which make them poor lasik candidates so you should see your eye doctor. ...Read more

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How is it that i'm farsighted with strong astigmatism but am having little difficulty seeing?

How is it that i'm farsighted with strong astigmatism but am having little difficulty seeing?

Refractive error: You may be accommodating to the refractive error, but when given the appropriate correction you will also see how much better your vision will be. ...Read more

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What causes very rapid decline in vision to the point of needing glasses for astigmatism and farsightedness?

What causes very rapid decline in vision to the point of needing glasses for astigmatism and farsightedness?

See an eye doctor. : Well, lots of things cause vision loss but the fact it seems correctable is good. You should see a eye doctor to really see for sure but, given your age, the two most likely culprits are cataracts and presbyopia. Usually cataracts give people better near vision initially but not always. Presbyopia, or aging of the lens, is most likely and necessitates reading glasses and sometimes distance glasses. ...Read more

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Im farsighted & astigmatism. My contacts are very blurry at night & during the day. The lenses are toric and don't seem dry. I see better w/out them.

Full time wear: Eyes have to get used to glasses. If you take them off and on, your eyes will not get used to them. All this is assuming, that you have been given the correct prescription. ...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