11 doctors weighed in:

Do eye diseases affect refractive errors?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Sometimes

The focus of the eye is greatly affected by the lens - diseases such as cataract and presbyopia can dramatically affect the focus.
Sometimes corneal scarring may induce astigmatism and keratoconous may cause irregular astigmatism requiring contact lenses to treat.

In brief: Sometimes

The focus of the eye is greatly affected by the lens - diseases such as cataract and presbyopia can dramatically affect the focus.
Sometimes corneal scarring may induce astigmatism and keratoconous may cause irregular astigmatism requiring contact lenses to treat.
Dr. David Kira
Dr. David Kira
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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

A myopic or hyperopic refractive shift can occur if there is anything that changes the shape of the cornea, affects the position of the lens (such as ciliary body issues), or changes the retina distance from the lens (i.
e. Swelling).

In brief: Yes

A myopic or hyperopic refractive shift can occur if there is anything that changes the shape of the cornea, affects the position of the lens (such as ciliary body issues), or changes the retina distance from the lens (i.
e. Swelling).
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Diabetes

There are also diseases that affect the entire body that can affect refractive error.
Diabetes is the classic, and can cause huge changes, that usually reverse themselves when the blood sugar normallizes.

In brief: Diabetes

There are also diseases that affect the entire body that can affect refractive error.
Diabetes is the classic, and can cause huge changes, that usually reverse themselves when the blood sugar normallizes.
Dr. William Goldstein
Dr. William Goldstein
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