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How severe is -3 diopter astigmatism and -8 diopter myopia?

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology

In brief: Myopia

Nearsightedness or myopia is very common.
It is not uncommon for us to see patients who are -10 diopters or more. Be sure you have a dilated retinal exam every year and you know what retinal detachment signs look like (burst of black floaters, flashing lights, new floaters, curtain coming down over your vision); consider polycarbonate glasses for protection especially during sports.

In brief: Myopia

Nearsightedness or myopia is very common.
It is not uncommon for us to see patients who are -10 diopters or more. Be sure you have a dilated retinal exam every year and you know what retinal detachment signs look like (burst of black floaters, flashing lights, new floaters, curtain coming down over your vision); consider polycarbonate glasses for protection especially during sports.
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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology

In brief: This would

Be high myopia and moderate astigmatism.

In brief: This would

Be high myopia and moderate astigmatism.
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